Conversations With Dennis Tardan

Conversations With Dennis Tardan
“Human beings talking to human beings about the human experience.”

Conversation with Christy Bullen
Jun 22 • 55 min
I had this lovely conversation with Christy Bullen on Jun 1, 2020. Christy is a musician from Suffolk, UK. With the ability to play multiple instruments, he layers his sounds in live performance using a loop pedal to make songs come alive. With a wealth…
(first) Conversation with Huey Fischer
Jun 18 • 33 min
Huey Fischer and I had this conversation in August of 2011. In 2020, Huey graduated from law school and continues his advocacy. Here is how I described him in 2011: Huey Fischer is a remarkable young man who is changing the political landscape in Texas. I…
Conversation with Susie Albin-Najera
Jun 12 • 35 min
I had this first conversation with Susie in the summer of 2011. Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author,…
(first) Conversation with Aprill Brandon
Jun 12 • 32 min
This conversation happened in June of 2011. Oh, the water that has passed under the bridge since then! For all of us. I met Aprill when she was a humor columnist and arts/entertainment reporter for my hometown newspaper, The Victoria Advocate. Her columns…
Conversation with Max Gail
Jun 4 • 30 min
This podcast was one of my first in 2011 with the actor and activist Max Gail. In 1979, Barney Miller was a major hit television series on ABC in the fourth year of its seven year run. Max Gail starred in the ensemble as Det. Stan “Wojo” Wojciehowicz. I…
Conversation with Emma Knight
May 24 • 25 min
Emma Knight is the creator of the new YouTube channel “Home Emmanomics.” Emma and I had this conversation on May 8, 2020. Emma lives in a small intentional community in Oregon, milking dairy goats…
A(nother) conversation with Renée Yaworsky - Buffy S1 recap
May 20 • 40 min
For all the fans and followers of Renée Yaworsky who have been nagging her to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she finally HAS!!!! Here are her impressions of season 1 of BTVS and the Whedon ‘Verse.
Conversation with Maher Matta
May 18 • 67 min
Comedian Maher Matta has been performing comedy since college and has performed at various comedy clubs and festivals throughout the country. Maher is a regular at the annual Arab American Comedy Festival in New York City, and recently recorded his first…
Conversation with Ruven Govender
May 16 • 67 min
Ruven Govender and I had this conversation — him in Australia and me in Texas — in May of 2020. He has been featured at every major comedy festival Australia & NZ has to offer. Ruven has had a number of TV appearances in NZ, Australia & USA and regularly…
Conversation with Koen Bertels
May 15 • 56 min
Koen and I had this wide ranging and fascinating conversation on May 15, 2020. Koen Bertels is the head of the Quantum Computer Architectures Lab. He currently focus on Quantum Computing and more specifically on the overall system design and architecture…
Conversation with Betsy West
May 11 • 58 min
Betsy West is the director/producer of RBG (Magnolia, Participant, CNN Films, 2018) along with Julie Cohen. She is a 21-time Emmy Award winner for her work as an ABC News producer and executive producer of the documentary series Turning Point. As vice…
Conversation with Renée Yaworsky and Clay Boykin on “The Search of the New Compassionate Male”
May 9 • 50 min
This podcast was recorded on May 7, 2020. Renée Yoworsky, Clay Boykin and I discuss Clay’s spearheading of the Search of the New Compassionate Male and why the world needs this so much at this time of great change and challenge. Renée Yaworsky is an…
(first) Conversation with Ross MacPhee
May 6 • 56 min
Ross MacPhee is a paleomammalogist on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where he has worked since 1988. He has conducted more than 50 expeditions in many parts of the world, researching the evolution and…
Conversation with Dr. James Crowe
May 6 • 50 min
This conversation with Dr. Crowe was recorded on April 5, 2020, while much of the US was on lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. James Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology,…
Conversation with Laura Redfern
May 5 • 29 min
I had this conversation with Laura on March 20, 2019. Oh, so long ago… Here is her bio: Laura Redfern earned her Certified Financial PlannerTM designation in 2011, after working nearly 10 years in the areas of investment management and retirement…
Conversation with Charles Eisenstein
May 4 • 59 min
In December of 2011, I learned of I serendipitously learned of Charles through a YouTube video on the lessons learned from and going forward from the Occupy Wall Street movement. I was so impressed by his mind, his heart as well as the clarity and insight…
Conversation with Mike P. Burton
May 3 • 57 min
Mike P. Burton grew up in North Carolina and Delaware, listening to George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, and Steven Wright. He moved to New York after college with a Theatre Arts degree in hand. He did some off-off-off Broadway shows while waiting tables and…
Conversation with Dr. James Crowe
May 3 • 50 min
Dr. James Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt. His laboratory studies the human immune response to infection for a wide variety of major…
Conversation with Dr. Don Thomas
May 2 • 60 min
Dr. Don Thomas is an astronaut, scientist, professional speaker, educator, and author of Orbit of Discovery about his STS-70 mission aboard space shuttle Discovery. A veteran of four flights, Don has spent 44 days in space and orbited the Earth nearly 700…
Conversation with Sara MacSorley
May 2 • 53 min
This “A Conversation with…” was recorded on April 8, 2020 Sara MacSorley started her career as a super cool science major with a degree in marine biology. Working in science education and outreach led her to pursue a graduate degree in business, which led…
Conversation with Marnix Pauwels
May 2 • 53 min
Recorded April 9, 2020. Marnix Pauwels is a writer and coach based in Amsterdam. Here is Marnix in his own words: Yeah, I know the dark side. I did the booze and the drugs and the cigarettes. I suffered through years and years of depression, anxiety,…
(first) Conversation with Kevin Biegel
Apr 27 • 45 min
This conversation was recorded in 2014 was Kevin was coming to Austin Texas for the ATX Television Festival to promote his series, “Enlisted”, we had this conversation in advance of the festival. Among other many other television projects, Kevin created…
(first) Conversation with Adam Frank
Apr 20 • 58 min
Dr. Adam Frank and Dennis talk personal histories, astrophysics, spirituality, Zen Buddhism, and more… Adam Frank is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester as well as a popular science writer. He is the co-founder of NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos…
(first) Conversation with Clifford Johnson
Apr 20 • 60 min
Clifford and Dennis have a conversation the early years in Clifford’s life…. Clifford Johnson April 16 2020. Professor Clifford V. Johnson’s work in science ranges from teaching and research into black holes, particle physics, string theory, and…
Conversations With Dennis Tardan (Trailer)
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