Ep. 25 - Systems of Illusion w/ TheraminTrees

Episode Notes:

For this episode, our conversation with Link a.k.a. TheraminTrees - a YouTuber who makes videos tackling systems of illusion, manipulation, and abuse, especially in religious communities. We discuss some common manipulation tactics used by abusers, as well as how to deal with them. We also touch on discourse around religion, ideas, and normalization of non-belief.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

TheraminTrees (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/TheraminTrees

Ep. 24 - Flying Safe w/ Scott Manley

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with YouTuber, Science Nerd, and DJ Scott Manley. In this conversation, we talk about Scott’s YouTube channel, the connection between science and video games, public perception of space programs, and the role of science in fiction, among other things. We had a great time chatting with Scott, and encourage you to go check out his YouTube channel!

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Scott Manley (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/szyzyg

Scott Manley (Twitter): https://twitter.com/djsnm

Mentioned in Episode:

“Facts I Learned At School Which Aren't True Any More” https://youtu.be/1wIZ2sp39Cc

Kerbal Space Program: https://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com/

Zachtronics Games: http://www.zachtronics.com/

The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey: https://www.amazon.com/Skies-Pern-Anne-McCaffrey/dp/0345434692

Star Citizen: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/

Jack Your Body: https://youtu.be/ZaHUK5GnDgE

Devin Townshend: https://www.hevydevy.com/

Ep. 23 - Apology w/ Jon Lindinger

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we welcome back our first returning guest, Jon Lindinger, to review Plato’s Apology. In the Apology, Plato recounts the trial of Socrates - his defenses against accusers, his response to being found guilty, and his final words to the court after being sentenced to death. This is a classic work, and has a lot to teach us about how to conduct ourselves virtuously in the face of persecution and death. Jon was a great person to have for this discussion, and we’re glad to be able to share it with you!

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Jon’s Website: https://www.xenotheory.org/

Episode Photo Credit: Jeanette Palmer

Ep. 22 - Humanizing the Badge w/ Mike the Cop

Episode Notes:

In this episode (our first full video episode!) we speak with Mike the Cop. Mike is a police officer whose has a YouTube channel focused on creating humorous, engaging, and educational content on topics in and around law enforcement. In this conversation, we talk about police-public relations, and specifically an organization Mike is a part of called Humanizing the Badge. We talk about police perception, and how different people come to have different experiences with law enforcement. We also touch a couple of specific policy topics including whether police should carry Narcan and firearms legislation.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Mike the Cop on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxpOkffUI2MQXWl2XWI6QPA

Humanizing the Badge: https://www.humanizingthebadge.com/

Ep. 21 - Survival w/ Cadre Cleve

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Cadre Cleve from GORUCK. Cleve is a retired Recon Marine and is one of the GORUCK cadre who gets to teach events in their survival series - Constellation (Urban), Expedition (Wilderness), and Immersion (Water). In our conversation, we talk about survival mindset, what it means to be prepared, what the fundamental skills of preparedness are, and how GORUCK helps people with those skills. We also spend some time talking about leadership, and how some of the principles of combat leadership translate into the civilian world.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

GORUCK Website: http://www.goruck.com/

Mentioned in the episode:

Cooper's Color Code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Cooper#Combat_mindset_and_the_Cooper_color_code

The Gift of Fear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_Fear

The Mission The Men and Me: https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Men-Me-Lessons-Commander/dp/0425236579

Ep. 20 - Security w/ Deviant Ollam

Episode Notes:

In this episode, we speak with Deviant Ollam, a Physical Pen Tester. But while ball-points aren’t necessarily absent, his job is much more interesting. Deviant and his team asses and consult on all manners of security, and in this case, physical security. Deviant’s work is somewhere between 21st-century-espionage-fieldcraft-expert and wild-west-safecracker. In this conversation, we talk about what security means, how physical security enters our lives, what it’s like to test security for a living, and some practical tips for everyone to be just a little bit better informed about an often overlooked part of life.

The Switch on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/switch_podcast

Twitter: @DeviantOllam

Deviant's Website: http://deviating.net/

The CORE Group: http://enterthecore.net/

Mentioned in episode:

Tactics of a Physical Pen Tester talk: https://youtu.be/rnmcRTnTNC8

Super-Grip Lock: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Grip-Lock-Deadbolt-Accessory/dp/B008YGQSOO

Veritas Travellers Doorstop by Lee Valley Tools: http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?p=40812

Liverstrong talk: https://youtu.be/M_kGkYyqWvs

Memphis Meats: http://www.memphismeats.com/

The Burning of the Green Witch: https://youtu.be/u79DG1vxN9g

Jade Liqueurs: http://bestabsinthe.com/