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DEEKAST is a conversational podcast hosted by Niagara music producer, DJ, designer & gaming enthusiast Derek Veenhof (@deekatello). A millennial counterculture movement discussing anything & everything: gaming, music, pop culture, history, politics, science, religion & philosophy and the nexuses where these worlds collide. Produced by Shapestate Studios. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/support
 
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Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Tania's book Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conv…
 
Dr. Jonathan Howard is a neurologist and psychiatrist based in New York City who has been interested in vaccines since long before COVID-19. He works treating MS and on the neurology and psychiatric wards at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the United States. We discuss Myocarditis (from Covid-19 vs Vaccines), vaccine eligibility in…
 
Scott Flansburg is from upstate New York and he is known worldwide as the Human Calculator. He holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest mental calculation after adding the same number to itself more times in 15 seconds. He is also an annual host and founder of The National Counting Bee, a fast-paced annual competition to find the fastest hum…
 
Yuri Deigin is a Russian-Canadian biotech entrepreneur and life extension activist whose primary area of expertise lies in the field of drug discovery and development. He wrote a 16,000 word essay on Medium where he argued that the Wuhan Lab Leak theory of Covid-19's origins has strong evidence for it. Many virologists disagree with this sentiment,…
 
Andre Pineda is a Scientific Advisor and Communicator, he holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and is based in New York but originally from Hamilton, Ontario. Andre and I discuss science communication, legal scientific advisory, scientific literacy, public trust / trust in experts, challenging beliefs and worldviews, and we tackle some Covid-19 mis…
 
Lalo Dagach is the 'Chilean Palistinean', and he hosts the Lalo Dagach podcast. Lalo has appeared on shows like the Dave Rubin show and has a prominent twitter following. We discussed Chilean history, the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, Chilean politics and the election in 2021, Venezuela, the Iraq War, and a bit about Covid-19 and vaccines including man…
 
Erick Galindo is a Telly Award and James Beard Foundation-winning Latino filmmaker, journalist, and culture writer who has published and produced work for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, KPCC/LAist and more. Erick is the host of “WILD,” a new podcast from LAist Studios about perseverance in the face of moments that feel too big to overcome b…
 
Mick West is a British-American science writer, skeptical investigator, and retired video game programmer. His book is Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect. Kevin M. Folta is a professor of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. Kevin hosts the Talking Biotech podca…
 
Lorenzo Hagerty is the host of the Psychedelic Salon podcast, he is an author and formerly an attorney, U.S. Naval officer, electrical engineer, motivational speaker, and corporate geek. We discuss Lorenzo's past as an attorney in Texas, his first time trying MDMA, resorting to dealing MDMA to support a failing computer company being run out by IBM…
 
Dr. Dan Wilson holds a PHD in molecular biology and hosts a YouTube channel called Debunk the Funk. His latest series called Debunking the Disinformation Dozen tackles a specific group of anti-vaxxers and covid-deniers who have been shown to produce 65% of all anti-vaccine misinformation posted online. He uses plain English and logic to examine var…
 
In this episode I talk with Ron Butler (@ronmortgageguy) from the Greater Toronto Area. We discuss the history of mortgages, the stark rise in Canadian home prices since the year 2000 and especially in the past few years, possible solutions to the problem, low interest rates, Quantitative Easing and inflation, foreign investors in Canadian homes, m…
 
Frankie MacDonald (@frankiemacd) is a Canadian amateur meteorologist from the Whitney Pier area of Sydney, Nova Scotia. MacDonald, who has autism, is known for his boisterous online weather forecasts. Frankie records meteorologist reports then he posts the videos to his YouTube channel, under the handle of dogsandwolves. Joey Only (@InteriorWeathe1…
 
Lalo Dagach is the Palestinian Chilean. His tweets are commentary on international politics, culture and religion. He was born in LA, lives in Chile and has Palestinian heritage. He's lived in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and has studied Film and International Politics. We covered Palestinians living in Chile and Arab populations in Chile, cancel cultur…
 
Frank Nitt is a rap artist from Detroit Michigan who is 1/2 of the rap group Frank n Dank. Frank is a childhood friend and long time collaborator of J Dilla and is hosting the upcoming event DillaFest Digital on Feb 6th, 2021 commemorating the 20th anniversary of Welcome 2 Detroit (Dilla's first major album release). We discuss the history of Frank…
 
Dr. Kevin M. Folta is a professor of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. He has studied biology and agricultural biotechnology for over thirty years. He hosts the Talking Biotech Podcast which explores a variety of topics and promotes science communication. In this episode we talk about Covid19, Viruses, Vaccines, an…
 
It's Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew. Dice Raw is a Rapper, Songwriter, Playwright, and Producer from Philadelphia. You will know his voice from iconic verses and hooks on many Roots albums and songs such as Here I Come, Lighthouse and more. I caught up with Dice while he was cooking dinner. So you could say we 'chopped it up'. I asked Dice ab…
 
Dr. Channa S. Prakash, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Tuskegee University (USA) where he has served on faculty since 1989, is professor of crop genetics, biotechnology. Dr. Prakash’s research expertise is on genetic improvement research on food crops of importance to developing countries. His lab was among the first to develop tr…
 
Abhijit Chanda is a skeptic blogger, podcaster and YouTuber based in India. He hosts the Rationable Podcast and the YouTube channel Rationable. We discussed Covid19 in India, The 2013 murder of Indian skeptic and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Godmen and faith healers in India such as Sathya Sai Baba and Ram Bahadur Bomjon (The Buddha Boy of Nepal…
 
Joel from Newbie Comics & Collectibles joins me to discuss the rise of his new YouTube channel, all things comics, flipping stuff, and what's in store next for his channel. If you are into flipping, collecting, comics, or thinking of starting your own YouTube channel this one's for you. Subscribe to his YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/chan…
 
Richard Saunders is a skeptic and professional origamist from Australia and host of the Skeptic Zone podcast. The podcast can be found at www.SkepticZone.TV Richard and I discussed UFOs, the paranormal, 911 Truthers, Hypnosis, Uri Geller and spoon bending, Power Bands / Power Bracelets, Dr. Steven Greer's 2017 'Unacknowledged' Documentary among oth…
 
Sean & Karl joined me in studio to discuss their podcast turned broadcast 'One Dish One Mic', indigenous issues in Canada, racism and anti-racism, the upcoming elections, and some current events. You can find these two thoughtful gentleman on their website/twitter below, or tune in to 610 CKTB Niagara every Sunday at noon to hear them broadcast liv…
 
Lalo Dagach is the Palestinian Chilean. He hosts the Lalo Podcast and has appeared on The Rubin Report. His tweets are commentary on international politics, culture and religion. He was born in LA, lives in Chile and has Palestinian heritage. He's lived in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and has studied Film and International Politics. We covered Palestini…
 
Terry McDermott is a journalist who served as a national correspondent with the Los Angeles Times and is author of Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It, an investigative non-fiction book profiling the hijackers of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as the Al-Qaeda leaders who planned and orchestrated th…
 
Dr. Shawn Baker is host of the Human Performance Outliers podcast. Shawn is an orthopedic surgeon and served in the US Air Force as Chief Of Orthopedic Trauma performing over 600 surgeries at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He is a weight lifting world record holder, and carnivore diet advocate. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deekast/sup…
 
Brian Dunning is an American writer and producer who focuses on science and skepticism. He has hosted a weekly podcast, Skeptoid, since 2006, and he is an author of a series of books on the subject of scientific skepticism, some of which are based on the podcast. Skeptoid has been the recipient of several podcast awards such as the Parsec Award. Du…
 
Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he helped lead the project to sequence the strawberry genome, and continues to research photomorphogenesis in plants and compounds responsible for flavor in strawberries. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical I…
 
Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator, and retired video game programmer who co-founded Neversoft (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater). He is the creator of the websites Contrail Science and Metabunk, for which he investigates and debunks pseudoscientific claims such as chemtrails, UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and has appeared in various medi…
 
DEEKAST #47Marko Dieckmann is a game developer in Berlin, founder of Ion Lands which has newly released 'Phoning Home' on Steam. He was previously the founder of Duplex Systems which created the epic sandbox MMORPG 'Face of Mankind' circa 2005. Christian 'NoFL' Oesch based in Switzerland was the lead artist on the game developing many of the maps a…
 
Alex Kazam is a professional performance artist. He performs magic and comedy in and around the Niagara-GTA area. He has also been an actor, stuntman, and is known to occasionally breathe fire. Alex hosts a podcast called 'Get Out of Your Head' that can be found on SoundCloud, YouTube and other podcast apps.Visit him online at www.thealexkazam.com,…
 
DEEKAST #44Kevin M. Folta is a professor and chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. From 2007 to 2010 he helped lead the project to sequence the strawberry genome, and continues to research photomorphogenesis in plants and compounds responsible for flavor in strawberries. Dr. Folta hosts the Talking Biotech …
 
DEEKAST #43David Robert Grimes is a physicist and cancer researcher at the University of Oxford. He also writes for The Irish Times and The Guardian. In 2014, he was a joint winner of the John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. In 2016 he wrote a paper showing how unlikely conspiracy theories are to be true based on the amount of people invo…
 
DEEKAST #42Rob Burke is Co-founder of Something Something Productions, a theatre company based in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is Youth Program Director at Playhouse Theatre Group. Rob, myself and my co-host Mike Soltys sat down to talk theatre, niagara, highschool memories and more. Visit www.somethingsomethingproductions.ca.--- Support this podcast: h…
 
DEEKAST #38In this special mid-week episode, I share some DEEKAST stats, review a recent Hip-Hop show in St. Catharines, and Nick Carr and I discuss Sean Spicer's comments today about Hitler, as well as the general Syria picture. Nick Carr says the Trump administration is George Bush term 5. Is he right? Has the deep serpentine state gotten to Trum…
 
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