October 13, 2017
Haydn Shaw is one of the most brilliant business minds I've ever met, and my co-host on the career oriented podcast The Consultant and the Millenial.
Hopefully you can find that show on iTunes or wherever you download podcasts by the time this is out...if not, check your podcast provider again in a few days.
October 12, 2017
Drew Griffin is a fellow writer for Relevant Magazine and penned an article entitled "Do We Love Amendments More than People" after the Vegas shooting.
The article link seems to be broken at the moment...but we try to find some common ground between pro and anti gun stances.
Read more of Drew's work at relevantmagazine.com
September 27, 2017
Ruslan Karaoglanov immigrated Southern California with his family as a young child.
He learned the immigrant work ethic from his parents and hip hop from the neighborhood.
Which is a story we've heard before. What makes Ruslan unique is that his family are Armenians...6-8 million decendents of an ancient European empire who share a common language, culture and (often times) faith, but are scattered throughout the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Lebenan, and a handful of other countries.
During WWI, the Ottoman Empire (modern day Turkey) murdered millions of Armenians. It's a travesty the United States still refuses to acknowledge due to relations with Turkey.
For an episode about mass murder, we also have a lot of fun talking hip hop, entrepenuerism and adjusting to life in the United States.
Check out Ruslan's latest project, Indie Jones, on iTunes.
Connect with him via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and his website.
September 15, 2017
Griffin Jackson lived in Lebenan, a place where up to 1/3 of the entire (albiet tiny) nation is made up of refugees.
For two people who share a very similar worldview and generally agree on how to handle the refugee crisis, we find a lot to disagree about.
Connect with Griffin and read more of his writings at griffinpauljackson.com/
September 1, 2017
Haydn Shaw is one of the foremost experts in America on generations...and also the other half of my new business podcast, The Consultant and the Millennial. (If you didn't get it, he's the consultant, I'm the Millennial).
The name is screwed up on iTunes, so you can search for it by searching either "Seth Tower Hurd" or "Haydn Shaw" in your podcast player.
Also, the pilot episode is at the end of this episode.
Connect with Haydn via Twitter and Facebook. You can also book Haydn via his website at peopledrivenresults.com
August 29, 2017
This episode was recorded on Thursday, 8/28...when Trump's Afghanistan plan was the biggest news in the nation.
Within 24 hours of recording, Hurricane Harvey hit, Trump pardoned Joe Apiro, and declared that he would go after Dreamer immigrants and would move forward on the transgender military ban.
But this is not a show that chases headlines for ratings or clicks. Neighbors Again is always a deep dive, so we're going to have to deal with all of this breaking news one piece at a time.
Kyleanne Hunter is a combat vet helicopter pilot who has a foot in both the legislative and academic worlds. She joins me to discuss what victory in Afghanistan might look like, and how we can get there.
Connect with her on Twitter.
August 22, 2017
Chris Spangle is hilarious, and one of the hosts of one of the best, most well thought out (and yet most irreverant) podcasts in the Libertarian space, We Are Libertarians.
Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.
Plus, my new podcast with Haydn Shaw on business, people management, profits, building a career is out (but iTunes screwed it up, so you might not be able to find it)...so it's at the end of this podcast.
August 18, 2017
One of the side effects of the events in Charlottsville is the cry to tear down monuments of George Washington in Chicago and to have Mount Rushmore blown to bits. But what does erasing our past do to democracy?
Neighbors Again is raising money for Life After Hate, an organization that helps people leave the White Power movement, and will hopefully raise enough to support the Domestic Abuse Hotline, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, and Straight Up Boxing (a nonprofit I work with that trains kids to change their lives through sport regardless of their ability to pay).
The shirts are $25 or 2 for $40, and hopefullly will sell well enough to make a decent donation to all four organizations. The store isn't up yet, but will be later today (Friday, August 18th).
You'll be able to find the links at these locations:
August 15, 2017
It took me four full days to be able to sit down and tackle this topic.
I'm sure I'll have guests on to discuss this tragedy moving forward, but first...I had to just hop on a mic and talk about 10 questions and responses around the events in Charlottsville.
- Are the right and the alt-right the same thing?
- What is the Antifa?
- What about Robert E. Lee?
- Are white supremacists more dangerous than Islamic extremists?
- "This is Trump's fault."
- "We should ignore it."
- "You're the bad guy for suggesting self defense."
- "The KKK is 2x larger than three years ago."
- Segregation or unity?
- Is baseball racist? (The St. Louis Cardinals were protested)
August 11, 2017
Last week, a Mosque in Minnesota was bombed. Five years ago, a mentally ill man killed several Sikhs at a temple near Milwaukee. Multiple Hindus have been murdered by White Supremacists this year.
Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims hold to very different belief systems. This is a discussion about those differences, how they affect terrorism and hate crimes in India, Pakistan and the U.S.
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