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www.PodcastTheWay.com The Way Podcast / Radio Show is about talking with the experts. On the show you can hear from those who are the best in their respective fields. Each week will involve interviewing a new professional about a new topic to keep the show diverse. FM 91.7 CT Wednesdays at noon / FM 90.3 RI Wednesdays at 1 read less
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106) Carlos The Jackal
08-02-2024
106) Carlos The Jackal
The eccentric world renown terrorist. The man who paved the way for bombings, hijakings, and kidnappings for others like Abu Nidal and Osama Bin Laden. This is the story of Carlos The Jackal. Bio: A former journalist, Christina Hoag has had her laptop searched by Colombian guerrillas, phone tapped in Venezuela, was suspected of drug trafficking in Guyana, hid under a car to evade Guatemalan soldiers, and posed as a nun to report from inside a Caracas jail. She has interviewed gang members, bank robbers, thieves and thugs in prisons, shantytowns and slums, not to forget billionaires and presidents, some of whom fall into the previous categories. A graduate of Boston University, she's a former staff writer for the Miami Herald and Associated Press, and wrote from Latin America for Time, Business Week, The New York Times, Financial Times, Sunday Times of London, Houston Chronicle and other news outlets. She won prizes for enterprise reporting and interpretive writing from the New Jersey Press Association. A native of New Zealand, Christina grew up as an expat around the world. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she has volunteered as a creative writing instructor at a maximum-security prison and to underserved teen girls and as a domestic violence support group facilitator. Website - https://www.christinahoag.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ChristinaHoag Artwork by Phillip Thor - ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art ⁠⁠ The Way Podcast - ⁠⁠www.PodcastTheWay.com⁠⁠ - Follow at ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to ⁠⁠https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/⁠⁠ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - ⁠⁠https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm⁠⁠ Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s ⁠⁠ *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
105) The Universe w/ Dr. Jonathan McDowell
23-01-2024
105) The Universe w/ Dr. Jonathan McDowell
Dr. Jonathan McDowell is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. A staff member of the Chandra X-ray Center, he studies black holes, quasars and X-ray sources in galaxies, as well as developing data analysis software for the X-ray astronomy community. Dr. McDowell has a B.A in Mathematics (1981) and a Ph.D in Astrophysics (1986) from the University of Cambridge, England, and has previously worked at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the Jodrell Bank radio observatory and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Dr. McDowell's scientific publications include studies of the cosmological extragalactic background light and the possibility that massive black holes contribute to the dark matter problem; the X-ray emission from the merging galaxy Arp 220; the nature of the broad emission line region in quasars, and the broad-band spectral energy distributions of quasars. He helped design the CIAO data analysis package and the software infrastructure for the Chandra X-ray Observatory data processing pipelines. Dr. Jonathan McDowell is also the editor of Jonathan's Space Report, a free internet newsletter founded in 1989 which provides technical details of satellite launches, and a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine. Dr. McDowell's web site provides the most comprehensive historical list of satellite launch information starting with Sputnik, and he carries out research on space history topics using original sources including declassified DoD documents and Russian-language publications. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (1985) and an American Astronomical Society Fellow (2020). He won the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Individual Space Achievement in 2019. the Prix Alexandre Ananoff of the French Astronomical Society in 2020 for contributions to astronautics culture and popularization, and the Geoffrey Pardoe Space Award of the Royal Aeronautical Society for service to the space industry. The asteroid (4589) McDowell was named after him in 1993. Website - https://planet4589.org/index.html Twitter - https://twitter.com/planet4589?lang=en Artwork by Phillip Thor - ⁠https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art ⁠ The Way Podcast - ⁠www.PodcastTheWay.com⁠ - Follow at ⁠Twitter⁠ / ⁠Instagram⁠ - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to ⁠https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/⁠ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - ⁠https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm⁠ Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s ⁠ *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
104) 1666 and lady killers w/ Rebecca Rideal
13-11-2023
104) 1666 and lady killers w/ Rebecca Rideal
1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light on these dramatic events and their context, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based in original archival research drawing on little-known sources, 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. Bio: Rebecca Rideal is a historian, a bestselling author, award-winning producer, and the director of the history festival, HistFest. As a historian, she specializes in the early modern period, the Stuart Dynasty, the Anglo-Dutch Wars, the history of plague, and historical true crime. Her first nonfiction book, 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire, was published by John Murray (UK) and St Martin’s Press (US). She has contributed a chapter to the National Maritime Museum’s Tudor and Stuart Seafarers and is currently working on her second work of narrative nonfiction, God’s Throne. Rebecca spent over a decade working in specialist factual television where she developed and produced a wide range of programming, including Bloody Tales of the Tower, Adventurer’s Guide to Britain, Escape from Nazi Death Camp, and the triple Emmy award-winning series, David Attenborough’s First Life. For Investigation Discovery she has produced and written the Signal award-winning true crime podcast Mind of a Monster. She also produces and hosts the critically acclaimed historical podcast series, Killing Time, as well as the medical history podcast series, Sick to Death. Rebecca has written regularly for press, with articles featured in the Guardian, New Statesman, Prospect and BBC History Magazine. She has also featured as a contributor in London: 1666 (BBC), A Stitch in Time (BBC), The Private Lives of Monarchs (Channel 5), The Great Fire of London (Channel 5) and the radio documentaries The Invention of Great Britain and The Invention of the Netherlands (BBC Radio 4). Website - https://rebeccarideal.co.uk/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/RebeccaRideal?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
103) Femina w/ Dr. Jenina Ramirez
21-06-2023
103) Femina w/ Dr. Jenina Ramirez
How is history written? How did women shape it? Today's episode was a great chat with Dr. Jenina Ramirez, about her just recently released book "Femina: A New History of the Middle Ages, through the Women Written Out of it." Bio: I’m a cultural historian, broadcaster and author based at the University of Oxford with a passion for communicating ideas about the past. As a lecturer and course director, I want to share ideas, information and inspiration with every student. And also open up the subject to anyone and everyone who cares to listen, through the wide reach of television, radio, publications and new media. My research began with a degree in English literature at Oxford, followed by an MA and PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies in York on the art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England. But my interests have constantly branched outwards in all directions as I have taught more broadly on everything from classical architecture to the work of Tracey Emin.  Broadcasting has allowed me to see narrative threads stretching across time and disciplines, and to find shared human concerns, themes, problems and innovations throughout time. I’ve lived, researched, broadcasted and published through a period of great change – the Digital Revolution – where traditional modes of communication are being replaced by new ways of interacting with audiences worldwide. I’m dedicated to embracing ideas, opportunities and advances, moving with the fast flow of modern thought.  There’s one word that has appeared in every school and university report I’ve ever had: ‘enthusiastic’. I want to share this enthusiasm. Website - https://www.janinaramirez.co.uk/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
102) SpaceX and Elon Musk w/ Eric Berger
31-01-2023
102) SpaceX and Elon Musk w/ Eric Berger
How did SpaceX turn from a scrappy group of engineers in an office in California, into a leading provider of space rocket launch services? What makes Elon Musk unique and how does he run his businesses? Today I dove into the space rocket industry with Eric Berger and talked about his book "Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX". Bio: Eric Berger is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, covering  everything from astronomy to private space to wonky NASA policy, and  author of the book Liftoff,  about the rise of SpaceX. Eric has an astronomy degree from the  University of Texas and a master's  in journalism from the University of  Missouri. He previously worked at the Houston Chronicle for 17 years,  where the paper was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for his coverage of Hurricane Ike. A certified meteorologist, Eric founded Space City Weather and lives in Houston. Website - https://arstechnica.com/author/ericberger/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
Terrorism 101) w/ Dr. Joseph Brown
13-12-2022
Terrorism 101) w/ Dr. Joseph Brown
Terrorist groups attain notoriety  through acts of violence, but threats of future violence are just as  important in attaining their political goals. Today, I talked with Dr. Joseph Brown about how terrorists use threats, true and false, to achieve key outcomes such as social  control, economic attrition, and policy concessions. Bio: I am an  Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the  University of Massachusetts Boston. I research political conflict,  including protest,  state repression, and terrorism. My book, Force of Words: The Logic of Terrorist Threats (Columbia University Press 2020)  is a detailed study of how violent  non-state actors use threats to achieve their political aims. I  completed my Ph.D. at Columbia University.  I have conducted fieldwork  in Northern Ireland, Spain, Sri Lanka and Peru, interviewing members of  the Irish Republican Army, ETA, the Tamil Tigers, Shining Path, and the  Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. My research has been supported by  the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Earth Institute, and the  Global Public Policy Network. Please browse my site and my Google Scholar page and feel free to contact me with questions. Website - https://josephmbrown.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Joseph_M_Brown Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
100) Drug Policy w/ Dr. Beau Kilmer
15-11-2022
100) Drug Policy w/ Dr. Beau Kilmer
America has faced four major drug epidemics, and many argue we're in another epidemic today. Today I spoke with Dr. Beau Kilmer about his research surrounding the problems, and possible solutions, to our drug issues.  Bio: Beau Kilmer (he/him) is the McCauley Chair in Drug Policy Innovation,  director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, and a senior policy  researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research lies at the  intersection of public health and public safety, with special emphasis  on crime control, substance use, illegal markets, and public policy. Some  of his current projects include analyzing the consequences of cannabis  legalization (with a special focus on social equity); measuring the  effect of 24/7 Sobriety programs on DUI, domestic violence, and  mortality; facilitating San Francisco's Street-Level Drug Dealing Task  Force; and evaluating the evidence and arguments made about implementing  heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites. Kilmer's publications have appeared in leading journals such as New England Journal of Medicine and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his commentaries have been published by CNN, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and  other outlets. His coauthored book on cannabis legalization was  published by Oxford University Press and his coauthored book on the  future of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids was published by RAND. Kilmer  received a NHTSA Public Service Award for his “leadership and  innovation in the areas of alcohol and drug-impaired driving program and  policy research” and his coauthored work on 24/7 Sobriety received  honourable mention for the Behavioural Exchange Award for Outstanding  Research. He received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard  University, M.P.P. from UC Berkeley, and B.A. in international relations  from Michigan State University. Website - https://www.rand.org/about/people/k/kilmer_beau.html Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeauKilmer Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
99) MLB Pitching w/ Jacob Turner
18-10-2022
99) MLB Pitching w/ Jacob Turner
What is the draft process like for new Major League Baseball stars? What is life like for these athletes? How do they train? How are they coached? And why are finances such a problem for many players? Today I spoke with former MLB pitcher, and 9th pick in the 2009 MLB draft about his experiences. Bio: Drafted 9th overall in the first round of 2009 he was one of the highest-paid high school draftees in MLB history at $5,500,000. Before co-founding JL Strategic Wealth, Jacob was a top 10 MLB draft pick.  He played 11 years professionally both at the MLB level as well as internationally in the Korean Baseball Organization.  Upon retiring, Jacob worked as a wealth  advisor at a billion-dollar RIA heading up their work with athletes. Jacob resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife Kristin and their four  children.  Outside of the office, Jacob is passionate about golf,  cycling, the outdoors. Website - https://jlswealth.com/jacob-turner/ Twitter -  https://mobile.twitter.com/thesuddenwealth Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
98) Navy Seal Corps w/ Brandon Webb
06-10-2022
98) Navy Seal Corps w/ Brandon Webb
The U.S. Navy SEAL's are the elite Special Operations forces of the US Navy. The SEAL teams are one of the most respected commando forces in the world – they are often cited as the most elite, flexible and highly trained Naval Commando force. Today I spoke with Brandon Webb about what training and experience is like as a member of this elite team. Bio: Brandon Webb is a combat-decorated Navy SEAL sniper turned entrepreneur.  During his last tour as a U.S. Navy chief, he was head instructor at  the SEAL sniper school, which produced some of America’s most legendary  snipers. Brandon is a multiple New York Times bestselling author,  entrepreneur and Harvard Business School alumni. He served with SEAL Team 3, Naval Special  Warfare Group One Training Detachment sniper cell, and the Naval  Special Warfare Center west coast sniper course manager. Over his navy career he completed four deployments to the Middle East and one to Afghanistan. He deployed to  Iraq in 2006–7 as a contractor in support of the US intelligence  community. An accomplished and proven leader, he was  meritoriously promoted to the rank of E6 when ranked #1 at the training command sniper cell.  Shortly after he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer while serving as the sniper course manager. Brandon has received numerous  distinguished service awards, including Top Frog at Team 3 for best  combat diver, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with “V” device for valor in combat. He ended his navy career early to spend more time with his family and to focus on entrepreneurship and writing. As an Entrepreneur Brandon crashed and burned his first start up in 2009, then went on to and create two brands: SOFREP Media (SOFREP.com) and Crate Club. He bootstrapped these to eight-figure revenue and successfully exited the Crate Club in 2020. He continues to oversee SOFREP Media as its founder. SOFREP is a Military Culture, Defense & Foreign Policy News site read by millions monthly. Webb is multiple New York Times bestselling  author of nonfiction. In 2020 Brandon and his long-time writing  partner, and award winning author, John David Mann, released their first  collaborative work of fiction, STEEL FEAR. This has now turned into the  Finn series with Random House which includes Cold Fear, and Blind Fear  (2023 release). He enjoys spending time with his tight circle of amazing kids, family and friends. Website - https://brandontylerwebb.com/ Books - https://brandontylerwebb.com/books/ Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*
97) Addiction w/ Professor Robert West
27-09-2022
97) Addiction w/ Professor Robert West
What is addiction? A paper released in 2019 says, 21 million Americans suffer from addiction and that's just one country. While not the only cause, addiction is a large contributor to the 350,000 people who die every year due to overdoses, and this stat doesn't include the number one drug related killer in the world; tobacco. How does addiction work and what can we do to solve it? Professor Robert West is the author of "Theory of Addiction," and he joined me today to help explain this phenomenon. Bio: Robert West is Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, UK. Professor West is also co-director of the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addiction. He is co-author of the English National Smoking Cessation Guidelines that provided the blueprint for the UK-wide network of stop-smoking services that are now an established part of the UK National Health Service. His research includes evaluations of methods of helping smokers to stop and population surveys of smoking and smoking cessation patterns. Book: An understanding of addiction theory is vital to understanding addiction itself. Theory of Addiction takes theory development from a simple ‘rational addiction model’,  adding elements such as compulsion, self-control and habit, to explain  the ‘big observations’ in the field. As well as explaining and  evaluating the arguments of each of the prevailing schools of thought,  the book develops a new, synthetic theory of addiction that brings  together the diverse elements of current models. Designed  to enable students, practitioners and researchers to establish a  starting point in the labyrinthine world of addiction theory, Theory of Addiction supports abstract thinking with concrete and realistic scenarios,  underlining the centrality of theoretical understanding to working with  addiction. Book - https://www.amazon.com/Theory-Addiction-Robert-West/dp/1405113596 Website - http://www.rjwest.co.uk/index.php Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art  The Way Podcast - www.PodcastTheWay.com - Follow at Twitter / Instagram - @podcasttheway (Subscribe/Follow on streaming platforms and social media!) To watch the visuals with the trailer go to https://www.podcasttheway.com/trailers/ Thank you Don Grant for the Intro/Outro. Check out his podcast - https://threeinterestingthings.captivate.fm Intro guitar copied from Aiden Ayers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UiB9FMOP5s  *The views demonstrated in this show are strictly those of The Way Podcast/Radio Show*