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Lisa Autz
We are taking ourselves to the outskirts of consciousness by looking at research that attempts to collect near death…
And, lastly, Altheide devotes his research to the development of qualitative methodology, specifically Ethnographic…
Altheide's second research focus examines the media as a form of social control.
Altheide reflects on his research which has broadly focused on qualitative methodology and the media's impact on…
Knowing yourself in order to build public speaking skills and ultimately grow in terms of personal development.
We chat with Allison Sutter, Lifestyle Coach, public speaker, teacher and best-selling author, about conquering fears of…
This week is Karma Week. We speak with a psychology professor and a marketer on the rippling effect of small acts of…
We've all heard the age-old saying, "what goes around comes around," but does it ring true? For "Karma Week" at…
Allison provides visualization techniques that help ease anxieties at the thought of having to give a talk, a speech or…
Allison's approach is education, and personal success, is student-centric versus content or teacher agenda centric.
Allison Sutter, personal development coach and public speaker, chats about public speaking fears and becoming the person…
Everything form solar panel mounting hardware and instructions to keeping yourself sane on the open plain.
Zach Both talks about his inspiration to quit a desk job for a sustainable way to work and live in a van.
It’s Cool Week here on BTRtoday and we are chatting with a movie director and an AI researcher to learn about their…
Skydiving, wild parties, embarking on distant adventures... for "Cool Week" at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis talks to people in…
"While the idea of living and traveling the country in a van can sound adventurous and exciting, it is certainly not for…
The Vanual includes tips for stealth van living, like installing wooden shelves in an old van and building an solar…
Zach Both has written an online manual for aspiring van dwelling nomads, which he calls the Vanual.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on…
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on…
We’ll chat with a viticulture extraordinaire on the delicate task of building vineyards with a mission for greater…
Beginning this October, New Yorkers will have to pay for the convenience of plastic bags when they do their shopping. In…
The belief that the universe bestows rewards for doing right and exacts punishments for doing wrong, is largely an…
The study, "In Pursuit of Good Karma: When Charitable Appeals to Do Right Go Wrong," was authored by Katina Kulow, an…
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on…
Discover the effect global markets have on data and intelligence for the cyber security in the future.
We learn about the controversy of cyber criminal practices for the sake of social justice.
We’ll discuss the implications of cyber security and cyber criminals that prowl the deep-web, and take a closer look…
Conversations can quickly turn awkward due to the sting of an unexpected comment or just a complete loss for words. For…
With such unique data, cyber security experts produce a robust intelligence service focused on the online channels where…
Flashpoint's highly differentiated data is cultivated from a wide variety of illicit communities operating within the…
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
New York City is thought of by many as the greatest city in the world, but that distinction comes with some baggage in…
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
After publishing The Transhumanist Wager, Istvan began actively promoting transhumanism and other futurist issues via…
Istvan is a member of the World Future Society, a volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute, an advisory board…
We’re going to take a closer look at emerging technologies that can be hacked to be more cost efficient, along with…
Cyber warfare and government security breaches by foreign or potentially hostile players are an ever-growing concern,…
Internationally, Istvan has aimed to help foster other transhumanist organizations and has been active in humanitarian…
As a third party candidate, Zoltan Istvan himself had funded nearly all of his campaign's expenses to date, however, and…
We speak learn about a prominent third party candidate running for US presidency.
We speak with Dr. Benjamin D. Sommers, a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary…
Often called Obamacare, has reversed what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and…
We will be investigating into the political complexity and myths of the Affordable Care Act, as well as learn about a…
As part of “Affordable Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their…
Sommers is a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician with Brigham…
Population-level surveys from the federal government and private foundations show that the ability for Americans to get…
A survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reversed a…
It spent more than 100 years in the museum’s collection before researchers discovered that the baby’s body was…
This high respect and compassionate perspective on pregnancy is something that should be universally duplicated within…
We could all use a new way of looking at the world, so today’s guests are here to show us some vantage points that…
For “Perspective Week” at BTRtoday Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people about a time in their lives when they wish…
The baby is the youngest ever example of a human fetus to be embalmed and buried in Egyptian society.
Archaeologists made an amazing discovery recently when they found the mummy of a tiny, 16- to 18-week gestation baby…
Egyptologist Helen Strudwick talks about her work in helping to discover the youngest mummified fetus in Ancient Egypt…
We speak with an egyptologist about a the youngest ancient Egyptian mummy ever found.
Our final segment with Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, a biotech firm spearheading a new U.S.-approved “death…
Can stem cell injections revive a dead brain? Ambitious ‘Reanima Project’ aims to find out.
We are looking at the fairly intricate and technical philosophies, as well as the advancing technologies that help…
Donald Trump talks a mighty game, but is he really trying to compensate for something much smaller? For "Tiny Week" at…
Using existing medical techniques to induce nervous system regeneration, researchers will attempt to restore…
Pastor believes that brain death is a curable illness. His new research with the Reanima Project hopes to shed light on…
We discuss sustainability theories and practices within the field of ecological economics.
If you could travel through space, where in the universe would you go? For "Space Week" at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach…
Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, Jim dispels the myths and misperceptions.
Fadiman outlines best practices for safe “entheogenic” voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience.
This week is island week, and we’re going to take a look at how seemingly independent, isolated phenomenon are really…
Stranded on a desert island, alone, and without a means to escape... what would you choose to bring with you? Whether…
It's called micro-dosing, and while the idea hasn't yet catapulted itself into the mainstream, it's getting there.
Back in 1966, Fadiman published a landmark study about hallucinogen drugs that's still held up today as one of the main…
Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, talking with us about the science behind micro-dosing…
Learning what going beyond film can entail and bringing better awareness to the future of VR.
We discuss fully immersive storytelling, where the viewer no longer watches a story unfold, but is instead placed inside…
This week is Break Week and we are looking into the brain and the fascinating ways that it can break us from reality.
For "Break Week" at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what they would do if they could take a…
We continue our discussion with Opeyemi Olukemi, the senior director at Tribeca Interactive, who helped to organize the…
Trained in both the arts and sciences, Opeyemi constantly seeks to expand upon and integrate technology along various…
We look into the inspiring and innovative work of virtual reality in storytelling.
For all the weirdos out there, all the people who don’t quite fit inside any predetermined box, this week’s podcast…
Fly around the world with DJ Wynn and hear tracks from El Guincho, Amadou & Mariam, Bonga, and The Very Best.
Let’s all take a step back from the rush, inhale a deep breath, and concentrate our minds on the ways in which we can…
Amongst the overlapping currents of political slandering and entertainment media, it can be hard to keep track of the…
We are looking at the inhumane treatment of animals in the Western world, where many of us view them as nothing more…
Is our culture helping or hindering the acceptance of more diverse body images? For "Body Week" at BTR, Zach Schepis and…
Part 2 with Bowman about the storm barrier he has been promoting that would stretch five miles across the entrance to…
We speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations for Mercy for Animals, about the large-scale animal abuse excused by…
Animal abuse runs rampant within the meat, dairy, and egg industries. With no federal laws regulating the treatment of…
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers in the United…
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from…
We've all faced moments in our lives when we were forced to atone for mistakes. For "Redemption Week" at BTR, Zach…
These investigations have led to raids of factory farms, rescues of abused farmed animals, and passage of anti-cruelty…
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA…
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA…
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the epidemics facing us today, and what we can do to fight them together.
An epidemic is the rampant outbreak of anything from a disease to a cultural phenomenon. For "Epidemic Week” at BTR,…
We continue to chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who…
We continue to talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who…
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the…
We learn what how the Cuban embargo impacts the ability for researchers to collaborate on innovative treatments.
What are some of the ways that we can sustain a natural and ongoing dialogue, to form communities of knowledge outside…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Is it possible to live a natural lifestyle in…
We learn about the Cuban process in researching and creating new, low-cost drugs for its citizens.
We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, working for six…
We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, about his work with Cuban…
Dr. Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, discusses the movement toward food…
Continuing the conversation on how there have been no conclusive long-term medical effects on consuming MSG.
We will be looking into the essentials that cause America’s drug shortages and demystifying what food additives mean…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Can you capture your personality in one word?…
Learning about processed foods that tend to have long lists of ingredients that add flavor, color and texture, along…
Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, will discuss the health effects of the…
We continue to learn about Dr. Unguru and his colleagues' framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology
In the battle between community gardens vs. affordable housing: what do we truly lose in choosing the latter?
We continue to learn that the drug shortages don't end at cancer treatment agents but also for milder diseases and…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! What does it take to build a happy community?…
We continue the conversation with Dr. Yoram Unguru about the bioethical difficulties in treating patients with pediatric…
We speak with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns…
We speak with the founder and leader of the Oneironauticum, an international dream group that explores the use of…
We learn how dreamwork in a workshop program can have practical applications to your waking life.
We learn about the creative human process of dreaming by speaking with neuroscientists and dreamwork teachers.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Vivid, recurring dreams can considerably…
We learn the difference between liminal and lucid dreaming and how they can both feed our creative selves.
Part 2 with Jennifer Dumpert talking about the group dreaming workshops she leads that promote untapped ideas.
How dreams and art therapy join in a sacred junction of aesthetics and psychological healing.
We speak with Jennifer Dumpert, writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches experience-based forms of dreamwork to…
We learn about the chemical PFOA that has only recently been regulated by the EPA after much pollution and destruction.
We take a look at how to combat the negative news cycle and instituting change after the disastrous Dupont chemical…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Humor relaxes tension and brings about…
Continue the conversation with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on EPA toxin…
Keep warm with global melodies from El Guincho, Konono No.1, Manu Chao, and The Very Best.
Part 2 with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, on Dupont Chemical pollution.
Can we transform journalism to be a source of optimism and hope, rather than fear?
We speak with Nathaniel Rich, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, about his story on the pollution of…
We learn about the grass-roots efforts ongoing to fight big soda companies and the importance of public awareness in…
We learn about the World Health Organization's recommendations on sugar intake and the big soda company responses.
With the help of our guests, we look at the movement to end big soda companies and the ideas that can evolve American…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Revolutionary ideas don't have to change the…
Marion Nestle lays out how big soda companies are similar to the big tobacco companies in manipulating information for…
Discovering how to establish public trust in police once again, while simultaneously having the police trust the public.
We learn from Marion Nestle, all the ways in which big soda companies are using brilliant marketing strategy for profit…
Marion Nestle talks with us about her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).
We speak with a long-time fitness writer on the detrimental effects of a sedentary lifestyle and how we can make more…
We continue the conversation on simple ways we can change our behaviors for overall better health.
Today we’re going to hone in on a couple of specific issues, those being how Americans view changing perspectives in…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Sometimes a simple smile or giving up of one's…
We continue the conversation on how stress is introduced to the brain and how it can be mitigated with simple meditation…
DJ Wynn is serving up double shots of Mahala Rai Banda, Las Rubias del Norte, El Rego, and Amadou & Mariam.
Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times Fitness columnist, lays out the simple workout exercises that increase speed for healthier…
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, reveals to BTR the best science research for simplifying and improving…
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, talks to us about some simple ways to improve fitness.
We learn the fundamental questions in the field of quantum optics and how quantum communications is utilizing it for the…
We learn about the competition to bring quantum communications to space and the benefit in a global common goal through…
This week we speak with a Swedish photographer on his trip to North Korea and a plastic surgeon on America's obsession…
The existence of parallel universes is a theory in physics that allows us to open our minds to what could be possible in…
We continue to speak about creating the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.
Part 2 with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about creating the world’s…
A look into the research by Dr. Esther Sternberg that rectifies the inextricable relationship between memories and our…
We speak with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about the world’s largest…
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders…
We continue the conversation by looking into the proven psychological support laughter has on the human mind.
We’ve got two interesting interviews on some of the greatest launches of communication that transcends borders and…
It’s “Launch Week” at BTR, as we celebrate the unveiling of our new website and mobile app. That means big changes…
How Clowns Without Borders is now organizing in twelve countries hoping to send at least one hundred projects throughout…
Learn about the resilient journey of one Chinese physicist with a mission to test quantum mechanics to its ultimate…
Part two with Molly Levine on how Clowns Without Borders goes to refugee camps to bring laughter and joy.
We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine.
Our final segment on alternative/functional medicine bringing balance back into our medical system
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in people suffering chronic diseases, functional medicine attempts to heal…
We investigate the international pharmacopoeia and the American hunt for a viable lung cancer vaccine from Cuba.
Nobody knows what the future might hold or what changes could uproot everything we know. BTR ‘s Zach Schepis and Lisa…
We speak with Sarah Josey, a clinical herbalist and nutritionist, on how her work parallels that of the functional…
BTR explores the transition from treating diseases to treating the underlying systems that create them with Functional…
We continue the conversation with Sarah Josey, clinical herbalist and nutritionist, to learn about functional medicine…
We chat with Sarah Josey, clinical herbalist and nutritionist, about the mechanisms behind alternative medicine that…
Ellen Bass gives advice for young poets to be intrigued by the "ordinary" or over-looked aspects of our lives and…
Unique poetic techniques and tools are revealed in this interview with Ellen Bass as she breaks down her poem, "What Did…
We speak with two creative individuals who are finding unconventional sources of inspiration: Trinity De Guzman and…
Inspirations for our creative endeavors usually come from a particular muse or event. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz…
Driving forces of poetry, such as small moments of every day life, are what Ellen Bass speaks upon as muses for her…
Part 2 with Ellen Bass’s most recent book of poetry, Like a Beggar, and the way poetry can be a tool for…
An interview with award-winning poet Ellen Bass about love, truth, and butchering chickens.
BTR sits down for an interview with the award-winning poet Ellen Bass, who writes and speaks about love, truth, and…
We learn about the initiatives by Blue Zones to make American cities more fit and healthy environments.
We learn about fitness and diet benefits of a plant-based nutritious from Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and…
What does it take to tackle the seemingly insurmountable, the physically audacious feats that we watch others accomplish…
BTR gets down and dirty with serial Tough Mudders where participants wade through a mile of waist-deep mud, run through…
BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis recently visited the Javits Center in New York City to speak with marathon runners,…
Dan Buetter, author of Blue Zones, speaks with us about creating a Blue Zone Certification program to create easy,…
Part 2 with Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author, on how to life…
Dan Buetter, a National Geographic Fellow and multiple New York Times bestselling author, discusses the five places in…
Discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations system attempt to mainstream the dimensions of…

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