“StarsStripesStories” is about cultural mediation. An international college student talks about his time in Phoenix, Arizona and how he experiences cultural differences from America to Germany. By talking to people about their different fields of expertise, “StarsStripesStories” captures the American society and its great diversity.

#10 Should Marijuana be legal ? - Mike Robinette
Mar 1 • 69 min
Mike Robinette is the executive director of Arizona NORML. AZ NORML fights to reform marijuana laws in Arizona and the whole country. Mike and me discuss what enormous health benefits the responsible use of Marijuana can have, what the common…
#9 ClimateStrike AZ - Brian Mecinas
Feb 16 • 51 min
Brian Mecinas is one of the state directors of the Arizona youth climate strike and an environmental activists. In this episode Brian and I discuss the current climate crisis and talk about its influence and impact on our future. Furthermore, Brian and I…
#8 - Periodmovemnt - Anusha Singh
Feb 2 • 53 min
Anusha Singh is a women’s right activist from Columbus Ohio and the policy coordinator for @periodmovement. @Periodmovent fights to make Menstruation hygiene products more affordable and more accessible. ⁣ ⁣ Anusha and me discuss differences in gender and…
#7 The Innocent Project - Mike Semanchik
Jan 18 • 79 min
In today’s episode, I talk to Mike Semanchik who is an attorney for the Innocent Project. ⁣ The Innocent Project is a non profit organization that is bailing out victims who have been falsely accused and in prison for many years. ⁣ In this Episode, Mike…
StarStripesStories -BEST OF- season 2 - Michael Birkenhagen.
Nov 13, 2019 • 100 min
Guess who is back ?!? It’s the wonderful Michael Birkenhagen. Michael and Theo started “SSS” a year ago from scratch out of their small one bed room apartment in Phoenix AZ. Since day one, a lot has changed. Michael graduated college and is back in…
#5 - Fighting Poverty
Oct 14, 2019 • 54 min
There are around 14,500 youth in the foster care system in Phoenix, as of 2019. About 800 of these kids are estimated to “age out” this year. This means that once they turn 18, they lose the support of the state, without a family and without the skills to…
#4 - Life at Harvard, how far is Artificial intelligence from taking over ? - Lars Lorch.
Sep 30, 2019 • 59 min
Have you ever wondered how many jobs are under attack because of artificial intelligence, self driving cars, or machines replacing human tasks? Lars Lorch is a Harvard graduated who studied applied math with an emphasize on AI and computer programming.…
#3 - Getting Rid of the Most Common Fitness Myths - Ben Burgess
Sep 15, 2019 • 76 min
Ben Burgess is a physical therapists who runs his own clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. During his childhood, he was constant moving between the United Sates and Germany, experiencing the both cultures . Today, he coaches one of the finest formula 1 drivers,…
#2 - The Art of Taking Pictures - Outherevisuals
Sep 1, 2019 • 53 min
Ben Church, aka Outherevisuals, is an upcoming photography Artist who shoots with the finest rappers, tattoo artists and models, such as Cro, Trippie Red, and Christy Mack. Two and a half years ago, Ben moved to Los Angels and started taking pictures. It…
#1 - Communication is key - Julius Van de Laar
Aug 18, 2019 • 59 min
Julius Van de Laar is a political campaigning expert. He used to work for former president Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2018 election campaigns. Mr. Van de Laar was responsible, mobilizing voters in the state of Ohio but during his work, he gained…
Welcome to StarsStripesStories.
Aug 11, 2019 • 3 min
My name is Theo Preiswerk and in this Episode, I will be explaining what “StarsStripesStories” is about. I am sure, you will love this podcast - Thanks for tuning in. Find me on Social media: Instagram:StarsStripesStories Facebook:StarsStripesStories
#5 - What do you need to know before becoming a student athlete.
Apr 19, 2019 • 27 min
A lot of people from overseas play with the idea of becoming a student athlete in America. This seems like a dream for many people. In this episode, we are going to talk about the expectations that we had before coming to America. What was not expected at…
#4 - The American Business Mentality - Vincent Scarpinato.
Apr 1, 2019 • 62 min
Ever wondered why America loves its entrepreneurs ? why places like Silicon Valley or New York are full of inventors, willing to risk everything for their own businesses? or why American is this success driven society ? Vincent Scarpinato answers all the…
#3 - Questions we get asked the most about Germany !
Mar 17, 2019 • 37 min
In the third episode of “StarsStripesStories”, we answer the most common questions, Americans have asked us about the German culture. It’s been almost three years now, that we live in Phoenix, Arizona and we got asked several and similar questions about…
#2 - What does It take to be in the military - Jess Harris.
Mar 10, 2019 • 60 min
In the second episode of “StarsStripesStories”, we talk to Jess Harris, who served in the Military for over 20 years. We elaborate on topics like the justification of war, what does it take to be in the military, and he gives advice for returning soldiers…
#1 - How Broken is our Political System ? - Dr. Tracy Munsil
Feb 23, 2019 • 81 min
In the first episode of “StarsStripesStories”, we talk with Dr. Tracy Munsil, who is the chair of the political science department at Arizona Christian University. We elaborate on topics like the electoral colleges, the two party system, and how…