Random Badassery

Random Badassery

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#149: In the Shadow of the Moon
Dec 5 • 24 min
Go and watch In the Shadow of the Moon on Netflix before listening to this because I’m going to ruthlessly ruin it for you otherwise as I discuss the moral implications of the ending. You’ve been warned. —- Send in a voice message:…
#148: A Window Into Ourselves
Dec 1 • 43 min
Thoughts on art vs craft, creating connection, and a realization about what I have to offer the world. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#147: Identity as Subversion
Nov 23 • 33 min
Thoughts on the paradigms that podcasting inherited from TV and radio and how I think that focusing on the self can save things from formula and create new forms. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#146: Trees Don’t Exist
Nov 18 • 12 min
Thoughts on the new wild Flat-Earther idea that there are no trees. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#145: In the Context of Others
Nov 12 • 13 min
Thoughts on finding creative and mental independence in a world that wants us all performing. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#144 Thomas Woodrum: Calling Out Call-Out Culture
Nov 3 • 70 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about having a guest decline a topic because of a fear of people taking something out of context and it using publicly, Barack Obama’s thoughts on call-out culture, the repercussions for the lack of responsibility on…
#143 Stewart Alsop: Can Google and Twitter Be Used For Good?
Oct 9 • 59 min
I talk with podcaster Stewart Alsop (Crazy Wisdom) about the usefulness, the limits, and the dangers of technology tools like Google and Twitter, Range by David Epstein, fluency with abstract concepts, twitter as a learning tool, cultivating nuance when…
#142 Thomas Woodrum: How Do We Disagree Better?
Sep 30 • 78 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about whether there is a way to disagree well, disagreeing while still having a good and valuable conversation, how we improve, the disagreement hierarchy, alternative facts, shared reality, separating people from their…
#141 Lam Nguyen: Synchronistic Events
Sep 23 • 66 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about synchronicity, multiple dimensions, explanatory fictions, string theory, M theory, N theory, the linearity of time, and whether there are thin spots between universes. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send…
#140 Thomas Woodrum: Connecting Thoughts
Sep 16 • 85 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about about connecting thoughts, mental haze, craft intelligent ideas into writing and art while feeling that our thoughts are just out of grasp, Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman, and using tools like walking,…
#139 Marc Ruiz: The Work is in the Process
Sep 9 • 96 min
I talk with screenwriter Marc Ruiz about focusing on the work, knowing when to upgrade our tools, creating community on twitter, receiving brutal notes on something you’ve written, the Bechdel test, creating genuine characters, The Shield, Breaking Bad,…
#138 Lam Nguyen: Hiding in Movement
Sep 2 • 63 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about “do something syndrome,” the difference between challenge and chore, The Knowledge Project podcast, letting things develop, burning out, making the thing you want to see, and curating image vs making a statement.…
#137 David Knight: My Listening Ears
Aug 29 • 90 min
I talk with musician David Knight about musical humanity and openness, Black Mirror 5x03 “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too,” digital vs analog . Toto’s “Africa,” Imperfection, and nostalgia. http://davidknight.org/isles-music/ https://www.lowroarmusic.com/…
#136 Lam Nguyen: The Imperial Sh*tload
Aug 26 • 72 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about marginal gains, Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed, getting specific, Sir Dave Brailsford, photo journalism, and building a personal procedure manual. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice…
#135 Thomas Woodrum: A Frog in Boiling Water
Aug 19 • 77 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about dogstagram, furries, CSI, anxiety, sleep apnea, and Safi Bahcall. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#134 Lam Nguyen: Nothing Should Be the Only Thing Ever
Aug 12 • 71 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about clarity from impactful work, Queer Eye, sharpening the saw, the vulnerability of starting, relationships, Travis Charest, and Sergio Aragonés. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#132 Lam Nguyen: Bowie It Out
Aug 5 • 103 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about dreams vs reality, ‎Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Holy Dark, wanting to be remembered, some mistakes can’t be fixed , SuperBetter, craving what we don’t have, virtual avatars’ effect on us, and Champions of Norrath.…
#131 Thomas Woodrum: Face Slinging
Jul 31 • 135 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about urinating, misophonia, the LARQ water bottle, putting things in writing, cursive for the brain, craving from the world what we are lacking in ourselves, genetic attraction, pheromones, and sandwich symmetry.…
#130 Lam Nguyen: A Very Small Cowbell
Jul 29 • 105 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the price of concerts, taking ownership of projects & goals, the balance between staying afloat today and building a future, Strong Songs podcast, why talent doesn’t make you unique, the importance of struggle, why you…
#129 Brandon Van Auken: The Human Element
Jul 26 • 99 min
I talk with motion graphics artist Brandon Van Auken about whether originality in the movie industry dead, having high expectations of a film, taking a news and social media break, true crime fascination, and lots of movie trivia.…
#128 Thomas Woodrum.: Emotionally Tumultuous
Jul 24 • 102 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about reading your old writing, Queer Eye, Storm Area 51, amalgum vs amalgamation, waiting for permission, and avoiding responsibility. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#127 Lam Nguyen: The Guy Knew How to Use a Flugelhorn
Jul 22 • 131 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about being born in the wrong era, musical scores & jingles. building a personal knowledge management system, tags vs folders, and instrumental music. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#126 Thomas Woodrum: Naruto Run
Jul 17 • 108 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about desert island guitarist, personal information management, notebooks, patience with the creative process, and desirable difficulty. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#125 Lam Nguyen: Living in a Nick Cave
Jul 15 • 118 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about going back to doing interviews, The Secret Garden, film accents, black cinema, the importance of intent, Hip: The History by John Leland, and how the nature of conversation has changed.…
#124 Julie Matthews: Decimation of the Gatekeepers
Jul 12 • 108 min
I talk with musician/model Julie Matthews (Lords of the Manor) about black metal, Lords of Chaos, modeling, the glory days of MySpace, dealing with depression, time travel, ideas of beauty, photoshop, and body image.…
#123 Thomas Woodrum: The Grateful Dead Is Matthew McConaughey
Jul 10 • 81 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about pain management, CBD, Julian Lage, working with one hand, and guitar speed vs guitar feel. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#122 Lam Nguyen: I Have to Be In Control of My Legs
Jul 8 • 111 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about connections to tv shows, Die Hard, time blocking, Deep Work by Cal Newport, direct communication. gamification, auditing yourself, and creating with the skill you have now. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —-…
#121: Both Inside and Out
Jul 3 • 41 min
Thought on commitment, resistance to authenticity, and comparing yourself to great artists. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#120 Lam Nguyen: Kicking Yourself in the D*ck
Jul 1 • 119 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about accepting new identities, Amanda Palmer, validation seeking, A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, and facing something daunting. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#119 Thomas Woodrum: Underpants for Non-Testicle People
Jun 26 • 120 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about the Patreon mind-set, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, deep fakes, and the blockchain. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#118: Pushing Beyond the Container
Jun 24 • 60 min
Thoughts on permission, The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone, embracing fear and discomfort, Naval Ravikant, house plants, and the love of talking. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#117 Thomas Woodrum.: Pity Flea Party
Jun 19 • 135 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about pipes & bidets, Tom Green, douche bros, Kodi Lee, talent shows, the murder of Lauren McCluskey, and CBD. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#116 Lam Nguyen: A Small Group of People and a Dog
Jun 17 • 114 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about login with apple, becoming more authentic, Spaceballs, re-reading Murakami, Charles Bukowski, lies, and necessary assumptions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#115 Thomas Woodrum: My Furthering Adventures of Thotism
Jun 12 • 128 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about battling the heat, CARROT weather, House II, The Hateful Eight, incels & plastic surgery. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#114 Lam Nguyen: Lighting Your Brain on Fire
Jun 10 • 104 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the failures of supergirl, Naval Ravikant, polarization and the 2020 election, reducing tv overload, and defining authenticity. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#113 Lam Nguyen: Everybody Gets to Play on the Broken Mechanism
Jun 3 • 105 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about digital dispossession, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, RoboKiller, memory, Google Glass, Justin Amash, how experience shapes us, and creating space in our minds.…
#112 Thomas Woodrum: Little Gold Squeaky-Voiced Flute
May 29 • 136 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about accommodation and expectation, The 1% Rule by Tommy Baker, constipation, mutant monsters, educating your ignorance, and civic responsibility. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#111 Lam Nguyen: Bubble Tea Intervention
May 27 • 82 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the twilight state of consciousness, The Diderot Effect, influence groups, existential crisis, and understanding why. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#110 Tom Woodrum: Absorb the Rant
May 22 • 134 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum about internet whining, amateurs on stage, MeUndies, and being a witness in court. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#109 Lam Nguyen: I Wouldn’t Listen To Our Show At 1x Speed
May 20 • 116 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about repressing anger, breaking up with Amazon, Healing Back Pain by John E. Sarno, reconsidering reading, the transformative power of long walks, and A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit.…
#108 Tom Woodrum: Mainline a Book Today
May 13 • 132 min
I talk with regular Thomas Woodrum who he is, about playing too many damn video games, scary Muppets, film’s about making films, director’s commentary, and David Banner vs Bruce Banner. https://www.instagram.com/sir.beardo/…
#107 Lam Nguyen: Trapped By Being in Public
May 6 • 125 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about people who make you take off your shoes, police on a trampoline, there being too many streaming channels, small reading victories. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#106 Lam Nguyen: Clumsy and Weird
Apr 29 • 113 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about changing your values, The Rise of Skywalker, cognitive distortion, the end of empathy, and whether there is a middle ground of scandal. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#105 The Outside World
Apr 22 • 41 min
A short story I wrote —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#104 Lam Nguyen: Hulu Colonic
Apr 15 • 134 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about Jim Balsillie and the Quayside Project, whether Hitler was history’s Domino, 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson, and podcasting. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/…
#103 Cat London: Don’t Be a Lurker
Apr 11 • 102 min
I talk with social media expert Cat London about Brexit, not knowing your friend’s political stances, social media, the apple podcast charts https://play.acast.com/s/privateparts https://www.instagram.com/kittycatinlondon/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#102 Lam Nguyen: Digital Hangover
Apr 8 • 134 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the appeal of Trump, the loss of discourse, The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu, treating symptoms rather than the disease, and the Great Wall of China. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice…
#101 Lam Nguyen: Don’t Hang Up
Apr 1 • 110 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about dopamine overdose, indulging in the love of magazines, Apple News+, and extreme recycling. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#100 Lam Nguyen: That Place in the Yard
Mar 27 • 53 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about phone response time, pain-art connection, Jack the Ripper, using identity for change, and morning pages. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#99 Lam Nguyen: Dumbass with a Podcast
Mar 25 • 103 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about blurring the lines between fact and fiction, American Cosmic by D.W. Pasulka, The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, sending computations back in time, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, Google,…
#98 Mark Engles: Why Aren’t You Playing Grand Rapids
Mar 20 • 105 min
I talk with musician Mark Engles (dredg, Black Map) about mob mentality, shaming, how the touring model has changed, and whether the dissolution of religion is detrimental https://www.dredg.com/ https://www.blackmapmusic.com/ https://twitter.com/mengles…
#97 Lam Nguyen: Hairy Areas
Mar 18 • 151 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about deleting social media, Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff, shame peddling , and one tweet vs a pattern. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support…
#96 Lam Nguyen: The A$?hole Factor
Mar 10 • 107 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about reasoned skepticism, the lineage of social media, digital slavery, and self-driving cars. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#94 Lam Nguyen: Let Half of Metropolis Get Destroyed
Mar 2 • 122 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about using devices less, how people can be wrong without being evil, Superman, and having friendly political debates. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#93 Lam Nguyen: A Friendship in Quotation Marks
Feb 24 • 141 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about solitude deprivation, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, the default network, the insinuated intimacy of sharing online. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#92 Eric Victorino: A Dog-Shaped Hole in My Heart
Feb 20 • 96 min
I talk with musician/artist Eric Victorino (Strata, The Limousines) about the loss of context, creating from a happy place, stumbling trough difficult conversations, and moral moral posturing. https://www.instagram.com/wearestrata/…
#91 Lam Nguyen: Comply or Die
Feb 17 • 126 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the ridiculous parts of the Green New Deal, whether Utopia too boring, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, and the dangers of CRISPR.…
#90 Daniel Doyon: External Scaffolding for the Mind
Feb 13 • 88 min
I talk with Readwise co-founder Daniel Doyon about what it’s like for Tim Ferriss to crash your server, why resurfacing book highlights is valuable, bootstrapping vs. venture capital, and the competitive edge that reading gives you. https://readwise.io/…
#89 Lam Nguyen: A Place Where Nuance Works
Feb 10 • 127 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about using devices as tools again, what we really vote for, and dealing with sinful pasts. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#88 Suhita Shirodkar: Embrace the Mud
Feb 6 • 79 min
I talk with artist Suhita Shirodkar about happy accidents, water mediums, visual reportage, blogging as accountability, and what epole are like at the polls when voting. https://www.suhitasketch.com/ https://sketchaway.wordpress.com/…
#87 Lam Nguyen: Zeroing Out
Feb 3 • 97 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about rapey dolphins, TV cops, the distrust of the government managing things, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, and nuking my social media. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#86 Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike: Towels Are Not Blankets
Jan 31 • 90 min
I talk with musicologist Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike about the generosity of Henry Rollins, showing up early to Fatboy Slim’s house, having sex with a clown, and inviting Ian Curtis’s cremator to your wedding. Why Vinyl Matter: https://amzn.to/2XxzRuy…
#85 Lam Nguyen: We Will Get By
Jan 27 • 110 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about connecting anxiety to a Grateful Dead song, my daily sanity checklist, and online education subscriptions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#84 Lam Nguyen: A New Balance
Jan 21 • 83 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about comparative misery, blame vs responsibility, suicidal thoughts, dogs as medicine, redeemable characters, Space is Fake, and whether racism will become irrelevant in virtual reality?…
#83 Kim Walesh: Stepping Away From the Intensity
Jan 20 • 65 min
I talk with San Jose Deputy City Manager & Economic Development Director Kim Walesh about city government, Brazilian samba, the importance of wandering, and introversion. https://twitter.com/sjeconomy https://twitter.com/kwalesh —- Send in a voice…
#82 Lam Nguyen: The Lumps in Your Brain
Jan 14 • 102 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about the collective unconscious, the Kardashev Scale, the Fermi Paradox, and mental perceptions of gender transitions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#81 Ryan Sebastian: Building a Karaoke Ice Cream Truck
Jan 12 • 67 min
I talk with urban planner Ryan Sebastian about over-emphasis your own opinion, re-creating public spaces, block parties vs meetings, and the importance of work. https://treatbot.com/ https://www.mvblfeast.com/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#80 Lam Nguyen: A Wall of Rushing Water Behind You
Jan 7 • 96 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about cruise ships, science denial on the right and the left, gender perceptions, and the need for silence. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#79 Ian Parton: Tijuana Brass Loops
Jan 3 • 68 min
I talk to musician Ian Parton (The Go! Team) about not having to fit into a genre, creating an aesthetic universe for a band, and transcending the album cycle. https://thegoteam.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/the_go_team…
#78 Lam Nguyen: Down with the Goofy
Dec 17, 2018 • 129 min
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about daily blogging, concussive brain injuries, X-mas movies, and synchronicities. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#77 Ben Henderson: Walking into Hoobastank’s Bathroom
Dec 13, 2018 • 83 min
I talk to artist/musician Ben Henderson (Good Hustle, Brother Grand, Delta Activity) about renting MC Hammer videos, the point when touring becomes commercial, and finding an abandoned grand piano. https://www.instagram.com/ohmaigawd/…
#76 Lam Nguyen: Ninety Percent Open Rate
Dec 10, 2018 • 129 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about micro-aggressions, voting to affirm your identity, avant-garde film, and VHS culture. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#75 Erin Salazar: Bang Marry Kill
Dec 6, 2018 • 72 min
I talk to muralist Erin Salazar about losing your parents, transforming an abandoned department store into artist spaces, and re-imagining community centers. https://www.instagram.com/mauv.es/ https://www.exhibitiondistrict.com/…
#74 Lam Nguyen: Algorithms Have a Difficulty with Me
Dec 3, 2018 • 110 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about chess, Occam’s Razor, political centrism, and predictive algorithms https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#73 Ryan Hernandez: You Have Your Superman Cape On
Nov 29, 2018 • 65 min
I talk with guitarist Ryan Hernandez (Powerman 500, Strata, Balancing the Lion) about coping with panic attacks, hearing an ex-bandmate on the radio, and buying Danny Lohner’s Les Paul https://www.instagram.com/ryhernandez/…
#72 Lam Nguyen: My Testicles Are Sensitive
Nov 18, 2018 • 99 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about Thor’s character arc in the MCU, how the seasons effect us creatively, and the Lindberg baby. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#71 Chris Garcia: The Zodiac Will Get You
Nov 15, 2018 • 70 min
I talk with Computer Science Museum curator Chris Garcia about the Zodiac Killer, the allure of true crime, and the long tail of technology. http://klausatgunpoint.weebly.com/zodiac-speaking http://klausatgunpoint.weebly.com/…
#70 Lam Nguyen: I Know Who I Am
Nov 11, 2018 • 78 min
I talk with regular Lam Nguyen about redemption for social pariahs, The Rendlesham Forrest Incident, The Battle of Los Angles, The Phoenix Lights, and The Miracle of the Sun. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#69 Drew Roulette: Medieval for Sleepwalking
Nov 8, 2018 • 56 min
I talk to artist/musician Drew Roulette (dredg, Dark Heavens) about getting dredg back to together, how the failure to copy leads to creating your own style, and the lessons of re-painting old pieces. https://dredg.com/ https://www.drewroulette.com/…
#68 Lam Nguyen: Struggling to Get to the Surface
Nov 4, 2018 • 82 min
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about whether Hitler actually died in WWII, if humanity is older than 10,000 years, and Hermes Trismegistus. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#67 Frances Marin Lopez: This Pile in the Corner
Nov 1, 2018 • 46 min
I talk to artist Frances Marin Lopez about drawing with your brush, quantity vs quality, and wanderlust https://www.instagram.com/francesmarin/ http://www.francesmarin.com/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#66 Lam Nguyen: F!?k Your Olives
Oct 28, 2018 • 67 min
I talk to regular Lam Nguyen about returning to the show, flat earthers, and the pineal gland. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#65 Devonne Amos: Optimus Prime Was My Father
Oct 25, 2018 • 57 min
I talk with artist Devonne Amos about putting in the work, Stranger Things, the connection between Santa Claus and Harrison Ford, and his grandma facing the KKK https://www.instagram.com/devonneamos/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/devonneamosart —- Send in a…
#64 Colin Frangicetto: Some Obscure Hardcore Bandshirt
Oct 18, 2018 • 57 min
I talk with artist/musician Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive) about the effects of art which beyond likes and confirmation, connecting to the past , and the utility of psychedelics http://circasurvive.com/ https://twitter.com/colincirca…
#63 Megan Holiday: Taken Out of Yourself
Oct 11, 2018 • 63 min
I talk with KROQ DJ Megan Holiday about podcasting, addiction, hitting rock-bottom, recovery, and getting your dream job https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-7-words-podcast/id1340666372 https://twitter.com/MeganHoliday…
#62 Mighty Mike McGee: Murders, Addicts, and Thieves
Oct 4, 2018 • 62 min
I talk with stand-up poet Mighty Mike McGee about going from comedy to poetry, awful people making good art. and the evolution of what’s acceptable https://www.mightymikemcgee.com/ https://twitter.com/mikemcgee http://instagram.com/mightymikemcgee…
#61 Marc Ruiz: A Whirlwind of Sh!t
Sep 27, 2018 • 60 min
I talk with screenwriter Marc Ruiz about the definition of professional vs amateur, dealing with your child having cancer, and writing https://www.themadshot.com/ https://twitter.com/themadshot —- Send in a voice message:…
#60 Daniel Garcia: A Picture’s a Lie
Sep 20, 2018 • 50 min
I talk with Content Magazine curator Daniel Garcia about capturing a moment, building community, and the stress of wanting to do more http://content-magazine.com/home/ https://www.instagram.com/thecultivator/ https://twitter.com/TheCultivator —- Send in a…
#59 David Knight: The George Component
Sep 13, 2018 • 60 min
I talk with musician David Knight (Low Roar, Day One Symphony) going solo after leaving a group, living in Malaysia, and losing his father. https://music.sleepcomabath.com/ http://www.lowroarmusic.com/ https://www.instagram.com/davidlloydknight —- Send in…
#58: Zero Instant-Gratification w/ Vinny Le Pés
Sep 6, 2018 • 53 min
I talk with YouTuber Vinny Le Pés about journaling . digital vs analog . film photography https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjcPmbeMtENNYO7FnworoGA https://www.instagram.com/VINNYLEPES https://twitter.com/VINNYLEPES —- Send in a voice message:…
#56 CRUELS: African Fire Sticks
Jul 7, 2018 • 53 min
I talk with musician/producer CRUELS about the creative process and channelling emotions into art. Can you use jealousy as fuel? Why is sitting down the hardest part of creating? Is art therapy? How does losing your father when you’re young effect you?…
#57: Taking Breaks
Jun 28, 2018 • 12 min
I explore the importance of down time, gaining a fresh perspective, and finding the quiet. I talk to Lam Nguyen, John Miller, Lou Bermingham, and Alyshia Ochse. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ https://www.loubermingham.art…
#53: The By-Products of a Fool
May 15, 2018 • 33 min
I explore the value of the phrase “holy fool” for me and how it relate to my WHY. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#52: How Do We Find the Time?
May 2, 2018 • 19 min
I explore the idea of time, not having a routine, neglecting things, finding the badass inside, accepting that some things will suffer. Roxanne Blackwood talks with writer Debbie Dodds, and I talk to Roxanne. http://www.debbydodds.com…
#51: How Do We Know When We Are Done?
Mar 28, 2018 • 19 min
Thoughts on Conversations with Kurt Vonnegut, and painters touching up art in galleries. knowing when is an album done, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and following gut feelings. I talk to musician John Miller (The Holy Dark) and painter Lou Bermingham.…
#50: The Green Square
Feb 13, 2018 • 10 min
Thoughts about wonder, the possibility of time travel, and childhood. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#49: My Creative Detours…or 99 Ways I Waste Time to Avoid Writing
Jan 30, 2018 • 12 min
A little something a wrote: part satire, part confession, part social commentary. You guess which parts are which. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#47 Making Things Tangible
Dec 15, 2017 • 26 min
I talk with Limón Salon founder Carlos Letelier and Blizzard 3D texture artist Ian Ameling about starting your own business, acting without overthinking , and getting past the first bad drawing. https://limonsalon.com/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#46 The Confrontation of Fear
Nov 5, 2017 • 18 min
I explore bringing fears out into the light, real people’s phobias, Frank Herbert’s Dune, and the barrier to create. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#45 Hacker Dojo
Sep 26, 2017 • 16 min
I visit a place called The Hacker Dojo with Lam Nguyen and we learn about creativity and play, having a space to experiment, and serendipity. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#44 Looking Back to Move Forward
Aug 27, 2017 • 37 min
A highlights episode of everything I’ve learned with Lam Nguyen in 43 epiosdes. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/support
#43 Lam Nguyen: Burn Your Ships
Aug 18, 2017 • 46 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about using criticism to grow, defining yourself by what you do, and label overload. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#42 Lam Nguyen: The Coen Brothers
Aug 11, 2017 • 100 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about The Coen Brothers, working with the same crew, moving actors around like pieces, and putting aside scripts until you have something to add. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#41 Lam Nguyen: The Power of Boredom
Aug 4, 2017 • 96 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about finding wonder, boredom, Fully Present by Susan L. Smalley and Dianna Winston, the observer voice, and how “should” leads to “but.” https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#40 Lam Nguyen: Fight for a Future
Jul 28, 2017 • 92 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about living in bubbles, acknowledging where you make a difference, and giving entry points for conversation. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#39 Lam Nguyen: The Poet of the Body and the Tramp
Jul 21, 2017 • 103 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, Walt Whitma’s Song of Myself, and being overwhelmed with choices. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#38 Lam Nguyen: Smellbuds, Popsicle Stick Sculptures, and Questions
Jul 14, 2017 • 100 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about keeping your phone in your pocket, the creative power of being bored, and the importance of questions. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#37 Lam Nguyen: Meryl Streep
Jul 7, 2017 • 87 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Meryl Streep, the actress blackout period, finding humanity in character, and seeking character over recognition. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#36 Lam Nguyen: Don’t Give Up Fail Forward
Jun 30, 2017 • 97 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about how we’ve already failed at perfection, Simon Sinek, understanding why we do things, and unrealistic expectations for friends. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#34 Lam Nguyen: Redirect Your Flow
Jun 19, 2017 • 105 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about how we love what challenges us, small victories, Twist, and understanding how your life is organized. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#33 Lam Nguyen: Break the Chains
Jun 7, 2017 • 104 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about the problem with being clever, Song Exploder, the illusion of safety, Everything is Copy, and video game documentaries. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#32 Lam Nguyen: Swimming in Chaos
May 31, 2017 • 83 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about mind-body connection, Daily Greens, when ideas become identity, nightly wind down, and mind maps. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#31 Lam Nguyen: Cheryl Strayed
May 25, 2017 • 92 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Cheryl Strayed, hiking as self-destruction, facing your demons, choosing the thorns, and memoirs. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#30 Drew Roulette: Barbie in the Fridge
May 18, 2017 • 81 min
I talk with visual artist/musician Drew Roulette (dredg, Dark Heavens) & regular Lam Nguyen about the creative process. What is the difference between working in a group/band and working on your own? What role does criticism play?…
#29 Lam Nguyen: The Thing Itself and the Mood of Me
May 10, 2017 • 95 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about William Burroughs, grit, being clear about what you want criticized, and how not being present is suffering. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support…
#28 Lam Nguyen: Into the Weeds
May 3, 2017 • 111 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about CBD, playlists as a way to change mindset, stress beliefs as the true danger, and sketch apps. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#27 Lam Nguyen: Björk
Apr 25, 2017 • 75 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Björk, bringing the sounds in your head to life, finding home, and doing the groundwork to be free. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#26 Lam Nguyen: Memoirs of a Habitual Door Closer
Apr 11, 2017 • 82 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about choosing your own path, Crime & Punishment, As a Man Thinketh, pushing past the wall, movie soundtracks, and momentum. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#25 Lam Nguyen: Our Podcast Method
Apr 5, 2017 • 111 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about how we podcast, learning to edit, hosting file, and using what you have. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#24 Lam Nguyen: Frida Kahlo
Mar 19, 2017 • 85 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, self portraits, and moving past pain. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#23 Lam Nguyen: App-O-Ramma
Mar 16, 2017 • 102 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about his favorite photography tools, zooming out on a novel, Getting Things Done, and what happens if you suck. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support…
#22 Lam Nguyen: Neil Gaiman
Mar 2, 2017 • 97 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Neil Gaiman, not being ready, finding grains, and ideas vs execution. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#21 Lam Nguyen: Clearing Obstacles
Feb 17, 2017 • 109 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about finding what your character wants, The Minimalists, Lee John Phillips, reducing options, and important things first. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#20 Lam Nguyen: Bob Dylan
Feb 3, 2017 • 84 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Bob Dylan, his voice, contradicting himself, and never pulling back the curtain. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#19 Lam Nguyen: Sir Ian McKellen
Jan 4, 2017 • 100 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Sir Ian McKellen, his friendship with Patrick Stewart, Macbeth, getting better with age, and acting as identity. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message…
#18 Lam Nguyen: Nick Cave
Dec 17, 2016 • 89 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Nick Cave, the death of his son, collaboration as experimentation, hidden complexity, and The Bad Seed by Ian Johnston. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#17 Lam Nguyen: Isaac Asimov
Nov 3, 2016 • 89 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Isaac Asimov, book count, “the great explainer,” and the laws of robotics. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#16 Lam Nguyen: David Lynch
Sep 21, 2016 • 84 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about David Lynch, creating as a journey, diving into the unconscious, and “thick beauty.” https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#15 Lam Nguyen: Haruki Murakami
Aug 18, 2016 • 83 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about Haruki Murakami, investigating your own mind, turning things on their head, and building from images. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this…
#14 Lam Nguyen: Proof of Life
Jun 7, 2016 • 63 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about neglecting a novel, performer psychology, Dark Eye by James Swallow, and lack of feedback. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#13 Lam Nguyen: Nerds That Are Rough Around the Edges
May 31, 2016 • 76 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about time capsules of influence, The Bad Seed by Ian Johnston, mix tapes vs playlists, maxed workloads, and Just Kids by Patti Smith. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#12 Lam Nguyen: Bob Dylan to Paul Auster
May 24, 2016 • 70 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about using dreams, Murakami, assimilating influences, Paul Auster, and reading in translation. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#11 Lam Nguyen: Bryan Fuller to Andre Braugher
May 17, 2016 • 93 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about simplicity vs features, channel capacity, Tom Cavanagh, and bad comic movies. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#10 Lam Nguyen: John Malkovich to Andrew Applepie
May 10, 2016 • 88 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about pc anger, Text Expander, the future of streaming, the marvel cinematic universe, and Radiohead. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#9 Lam Nguyen: Philip Michael Thomas to Lars Von Trier
May 3, 2016 • 93 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about role playing characters, Phil Selway, speech as an interface, adult cartoons and Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#8 Lam Nguyen: Guillermo Del Toro to Lapsley
Apr 26, 2016 • 102 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about seasonal affective disorder, apps, the promises of technology, feature addiction, and books. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#7 Lam Nguyen: Malcolm Gladwell to Gary Vaynerchuck
Apr 19, 2016 • 95 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about monopolies, note apps, setting things up, and Lady GaGa. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randombadassery/message Support this podcast:…
#6 Lam Nguyen: Marcel Proust to Casey Neistat
Apr 12, 2016 • 79 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, criticism vs review, marvel characters, giving creators space, @the_rocket_age, and @plastic_renegade. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#5 Lam Nguyen: Robert Stack To Stevie Wonder
Apr 5, 2016 • 79 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about video editing, Microsoft Build, Star Trek, TV detective/Cop shows, Superman, Unsolved Mysteries, Bernie Sanders, The Lego Movie, and Willie Nelson. https://www.instagram.com/thevacantroom/ —- Send in a voice message:…
#4 Lam Nguyen: Robin Williams to Colin Stokes
Mar 29, 2016 • 101 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about the growth of television over the last 3 decades, the roles of antiheroes in cinema, sci-fi, uncompromising writing in film, the price of security, Apple product releases, typography, mortality, self-help through games, Quantum…
#3 Lam Nguyen: Mariska Hargitay To Samuel Beckett
Mar 22, 2016 • 87 min
I talk with Lam Nguyen about the perils of time travel, continuity in television production, script writing, how actors maintain separate tenses as they jump from set to set, the evolution of social media as marketing channels, and YouTube.…
#2 Lam Nguyen: Tim Cook To Johnny Rotten
Mar 13, 2016 • 93 min
I talk with Lam Nguyen about the art of the interview as defined by Cal Fussman, personal chaos, social callousness, catharsis, politics, Apple vs. the FBI, religion in politics, The Tick, Sledgehammer, Homicide: Life on the Streets, and How I Met Your…
#1 Lam Nguyen: Steve Jobs to Gene Wilder
Mar 6, 2016 • 92 min
I talk to Lam Nguyen about technological frustrations, virtual assistants, the evolution of social media, new media vs. old media, audiobooks, re-reading books, perfectionism, discovering things in a vacuum, influences, David Bowie, Questlove & Tom Waits.…