Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateApr 30, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Echoes
00:40 The Question
02:10 Taking It To The Streets
05:34 Introducing Our Special Guest: Chef "Nerd" Carlini
12:05 Full Circle – George Fitzgerald
16:55 Introducing Flynn Michael
17:25 Michael Shows Us How To Use The Force
39:24 Are We Jedis?
43:23 Bitches – Melissa Olivia
44:25 Introducing Eric Chase
46:14 Chase Talks Booze and Books
58:01 Famous Writers We Want to Drink With
63:03 Sunshine – Saun and Starr
67:00 Third Eye
67:36 Introducing Charles Snowden
68:02 Snowden Talks Music for Monkeys
86:55 The Answer
91:33 The Recipe
93:52 Outro
94:12 Carlini's Haiku
94:32 Finish

Welcome to Third Eye Weekly. On this podcast we try and answer the big questions with intimate, personal narratives that give insight into the human experience that others might over-look.

Today’s podcast is about nerds. Maybe the unflattering image of thick bottle glasses comes to mind, buck teeth, high-waisted pants and a stack of books. But what it means to be a nerd is changing, and we’re here today to weigh in on what that change looks like.

Our big question for today is: What are the frontiers of the new nerdy?

We’ll talk with Flynn Michael, or as he is known by his fellow Jedi brethren, Fu’Mah. Flynn founded the New York Jedi Academy in 2005, dedicated to spreading the force to young Padawan learners throughout the Big Apple. It has since grown tremendously, and encompasses elements as disparate as Tibetan Buddhism and Martial Arts into its teachings.

We’ll also chat with Eric Chase, founder of NYC’s very own Literary Pub Crawl, where bookworms from all five boroughs can join together in their love of literature and every writer’s favorite fuel.

Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with Charles Snowden, a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin who managed a colony of monkeys called cotton-top tamarins in search for the effects of music on animals.

Be sure to check us out as we take our questions for Nerd Week to the streets!

You can also check out a video of our interview with Eric Chase on the Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl.


Music & Poetry

George Fitzgerald

Saun and Starr

Melissa Lozada-Oliva – “Bitches”

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.