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Episode 13: September Cowley – Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Miscommunication

September Cowley is a 3rd year linguistics PhD Student at UC San Diego. Her focuses include, second language acquisition, miscommunication, and sociolinguistics. As part of her goal to make knowledge about language and language science more widely available, September writes on second language learning for Chatterbug, a language learning company.

Episode 12: Dan Schilling – Black Hawk Down, John Chapman, Combat Control, and Developing Discipline

Dan Schilling is an author and a former combat controller. He is well known for serving in Operation Gothic Serpent (Black Hawk Down) and writing Alone at Dawn which details the story of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman. Schilling holds the Guinness World Record for most BASE jumps in 24 hours (201).

Episode 10: Michael Maher – On Building a Successful Brand, Embracing Change, and Overcoming Adversity

Michael Maher is the co-founder of the San Francisco based apparel company, Taylor Stitch. Inspired & Designed in California, Taylor Stitch apparel is constructed to perfection and responsibly built for the long haul. Maher shares his thoughts on the challenges, and experiences of building a successful men’s apparel company from the ground up.

Episode 9: Ewen Levick – If aliens are out there, why are they hiding?

Ewen Levick is a journalist and author of the book Overland. In his return to the All Things Interesting Podcast, we discusses his latest article on “If Aliens are Out There, Why are They Hiding?”. An editor for Australian Defense Magazine, Ewen writes on strategic military policy and international relations for a range of publications. He has also consulted for the Australian Department of Defense.

Episode 8: James Johnson – Skilled Negotiation and The Art of Communication

James Johnson is a professional negotiator and author of “Skilled Negotiation”. He has over thirty years of experience in Skilled negotiation, providing training, coaching, and consulting for individuals and businesses. His book offers decades of lessons to help individuals hone their negotiating skills and achieve their business and personal goals.

Episode 7: Alex Chan – Hong Kong, Activism, and The Fight for a Greater Democracy

Alex Chan is a Hong Kong citizen and an activist participating in the current Extradition Bill protests. He also took part in the in the 2014 Umbrella Protests in Hong Kong. Chan shares his personal experiences being on the ground floor of the protests and his thoughts on the struggle for a true democratic Hong Kong.

Disclaimer: The name of my guest in this episode has been altered to protect their identity.

Episode 6: Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is an author and an award-winning journalist who formerly served as the chief foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. During his time with the Journal, he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C., covering national security and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Solomon is also currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is an expert on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and weapons proliferation networks in the Middle East.

Episode 5: Ivan Kutskir – Photopea.com

Ivan Kutskir is the founder and creator of the web based advanced image editor, Photopea.com. A 28 year old graduate of the Charles University in Prague, Ivan lives in Prague, Czech Republic. At the Charles University, he received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Theoretical computer science / Artificial intelligence. Since its release, Photopea.com has reached over 3 million monthly visitors and is widely considered to be one of the best free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

 

Episode 4: Robert Smat

Episode Summary

Robert Smat is an up and coming writer and director. His feature film debut, The Last Whistle, recently released Summer 2019. Consistently scoring high marks upon its release, The Last Whistle was filmed in 13 days on a budget of $125,000. Smat’s script attracted talent to the film including Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir, and Friday Night Lights’ Brad Leland. He attended USC’s School of Cinema from 2013 to 2017, where he met his collaborators on the film, and graduated with a major in cinema studies and a minor in screenwriting.

 

Episode 13: September Cowley – Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Miscommunication

September Cowley is a 3rd year linguistics PhD Student at UC San Diego. Her focuses include, second language acquisition, miscommunication, and sociolinguistics. As part of her goal to make knowledge about language and language science more widely available, September writes on second language learning for Chatterbug, a language learning company.

Episode 12: Dan Schilling – Black Hawk Down, John Chapman, Combat Control, and Developing Discipline

Dan Schilling is an author and a former combat controller. He is well known for serving in Operation Gothic Serpent (Black Hawk Down) and writing Alone at Dawn which details the story of Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman. Schilling holds the Guinness World Record for most BASE jumps in 24 hours (201).

Episode 10: Michael Maher – On Building a Successful Brand, Embracing Change, and Overcoming Adversity

Michael Maher is the co-founder of the San Francisco based apparel company, Taylor Stitch. Inspired & Designed in California, Taylor Stitch apparel is constructed to perfection and responsibly built for the long haul. Maher shares his thoughts on the challenges, and experiences of building a successful men’s apparel company from the ground up.

Episode 9: Ewen Levick – If aliens are out there, why are they hiding?

Ewen Levick is a journalist and author of the book Overland. In his return to the All Things Interesting Podcast, we discusses his latest article on “If Aliens are Out There, Why are They Hiding?”. An editor for Australian Defense Magazine, Ewen writes on strategic military policy and international relations for a range of publications. He has also consulted for the Australian Department of Defense.

Episode 8: James Johnson – Skilled Negotiation and The Art of Communication

James Johnson is a professional negotiator and author of “Skilled Negotiation”. He has over thirty years of experience in Skilled negotiation, providing training, coaching, and consulting for individuals and businesses. His book offers decades of lessons to help individuals hone their negotiating skills and achieve their business and personal goals.

Episode 7: Alex Chan – Hong Kong, Activism, and The Fight for a Greater Democracy

Alex Chan is a Hong Kong citizen and an activist participating in the current Extradition Bill protests. He also took part in the in the 2014 Umbrella Protests in Hong Kong. Chan shares his personal experiences being on the ground floor of the protests and his thoughts on the struggle for a true democratic Hong Kong.

Disclaimer: The name of my guest in this episode has been altered to protect their identity.

Episode 6: Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is an author and an award-winning journalist who formerly served as the chief foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. During his time with the Journal, he was stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; New Delhi, India; and Washington, D.C., covering national security and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Solomon is also currently a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is an expert on Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear programs and weapons proliferation networks in the Middle East.

Episode 5: Ivan Kutskir – Photopea.com

Ivan Kutskir is the founder and creator of the web based advanced image editor, Photopea.com. A 28 year old graduate of the Charles University in Prague, Ivan lives in Prague, Czech Republic. At the Charles University, he received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a Master’s in Theoretical computer science / Artificial intelligence. Since its release, Photopea.com has reached over 3 million monthly visitors and is widely considered to be one of the best free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop

 

Episode 4: Robert Smat

Episode Summary

Robert Smat is an up and coming writer and director. His feature film debut, The Last Whistle, recently released Summer 2019. Consistently scoring high marks upon its release, The Last Whistle was filmed in 13 days on a budget of $125,000. Smat’s script attracted talent to the film including Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir, and Friday Night Lights’ Brad Leland. He attended USC’s School of Cinema from 2013 to 2017, where he met his collaborators on the film, and graduated with a major in cinema studies and a minor in screenwriting.

 

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