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Spark Club brings entrepreneurs in the energy field together with a common objective, to build energy businesses. We draw on each others experience to support, learn and grow energy businesses. The podcasts are hosted by Grant McDowell and are recordings of our Fireside chat with leaders in the energy transition.
 
Amazing and amusing short stories shared by the greatest Major League Baseball players of the 20th Century with host Don Drysdale (RIP). Created by Fred Greene (Golf Smarter) Radio Baseball Cards was a nationally syndicated radio show that aired ahead of baseball broadcasts across the USA in 1987. Due to our 11 part series on Jackie Robinson, Radio Baseball Cards was accepted by and is listed in the Baseball Hall of Fame & Library.
 
The Hot Take Podcast is a fantasy football podcast brought to you by Steven Toroni and Josh Dalley. Josh is a writer for FantasyPros for Fantasy Football and Fantasy Baseball. Steven has written for a number of publications including Fantrax and RotoExperts. His work can be found as a writer/ranker at Fanball. The Hot Take features Fantasy advice for all types of leagues. "The Hot Take" is indicative of the guy's approach to identifying talent and taking calculated risks that will help you w ...
 
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The overdue return of Charlie Robinson is here! Last time we talked about his great book, The Octopus Of Global Control. Today we discuss his latest release, The Controlled Demolition of The American Empire, authored with Jeff Berwick of Dollar Vigilante.Definitely hit up Charlie on Twitter while you can, and check out his great podcast, Macro-aggr…
 
Grant Lyon, desinger of Curmudgeon, discusses everything that goes into crafting a fun and humorous gaming experience. Grant is a professional stand-up comic, and we talk about joke theory, humor in rulebooks, party games, and more. The post Crafting a Humorous Experience with Grant Lyon appeared first on Board Game Design Lab.…
 
Your friend Ben Moy, desinger of Breakdancing Meeples, discusses his thoughts on how to make the game design space (and subsequently the world) a better and brighter place to be a part of. We talk about joining communities that resonate with you, like Girls’ Game Shelf and TGC Designer Discussion, using emojis and GIFs to foster relationships, remi…
 
Leslie Scott, desinger of Jenga, and Freddie Scott Vollrath, designer of Slappy Camper, discuss what all goes into designing and pitching games for the mass market. We talk about what makes a game “mass market,” getting games into museums, where to pitch game ideas, and more. The post How to Design Games for the Mass Market with Leslie Scott and Fr…
 
Closing out the year is the return of one of the soundest sages of Southern California, the great Sofia Smallstorm. She's always had a good handle on health, medicine, consciousness, & the many things in this slice of the pie that one would find most useful in their 2020 navigation. Today, she returns to remind us of what we've forgotten, and schoo…
 
Mike Lee, professional rulebook writer, discusses how to put together a clear, concise set of rules for your game. Mike has written rulebooks for publishers like Button Shy Games, and he’s put together the most in-depth rules writing guide I’ve ever seen. We talk about cognitive load, structure, accessibility, and more. And if you want to dive deep…
 
Alison McDowell is a mother and dedicated researcher studying the working parts of the World Economic Forum’s declared “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and the global takeover of industries and public policies by the central banks, multinational corporations, big tech technocrats and billionaire funded foundations.Follow Alison’s work at Wrench In Th…
 
AJ Brandon, storefront manager at Board Game Bliss, discusses how to make sure your game stands out in retail. We talk about why some games stay on a store shelf for 2 minutes while other games sit there for 2 years. And we talk about what both designers and publishers can do to get their games noticed. And be sure to check out AJ’s new podcast abo…
 
Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into some 30 languages. She’s consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual…
 
Emerson Matsuuchi, designer of Century: Spice Road, discusses how to use math to design better games. We talk about game balance, spreadsheets, mathematical models, and more. The post Using Math to Design Better Games with Emerson Matsuuchi appeared first on Board Game Design Lab.By Board Game Design Lab
 
On January 8th 2007, Chris Bledsoe Sr. came face to face with extraterrestrial beings and had missing time.While on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Chris, his son Chris Jr. and three of his subcontractors experienced an array of unexplained phenomena, leading them to believe this was the end of the world.MUFON sent their highest trained team to i…
 
Nora Gedgaudas is a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet”. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best selling ebook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling Y…
 
Shannon McDowell, puzzle maker and escape room designer, discusses what designers and publishers need to think about when designing puzzle games and games with puzzles in them. Shannon has done a ton of research on puzzles and how they relate to culture and cultural biases for Wilfred Laurier University. And she has a great system for defining and …
 
Jeremy Howard, reviewer at Man vs Meeple, discusses what makes a great solo game. Jeremy is super passionate about solo games, and we dive into examples of excellent solo games, capturing tension, solo modes for multiplayer games, and more. [mobileonly]To download this episode to your phone, click HERE.[/mobileonly] The post What Makes a Great Solo…
 
Chad Stuemke is an esoteric author, research & knowledge seeker. Chad's investigations range from searching out the secrets of ancient civilizations and their hidden archaeology to probing the present for answers in regards to U.F.O.'s, stargates, symbolism, spirituality, and humanities greater potentials.He is the author of Stargate Detroit | Tran…
 
Doug Lindamood is the proprietor of SonRise Ranch, an all natural, regenerative, non-industrial, non-chemical, non-government subsidy funded family farm in Southern California.They grow and sell, by the pound Grass-fed and Grass-finished Beef that never eat grain. In addition, they also raise humanely treated, antibiotic free, organic fed (no SOY, …
 
Charlie McCarron, designer of Four Humours, discusses what it looks like for a board game designer to live a creative life We talk about scheduling, self-care, betting on yourself, inspiration, and more. And be sure to check out Charlie’s game on Kickstarter HERE.​​ [mobileonly]To download this episode to your phone, click HERE.[/mobileonly] The po…
 
Chris Emmons is a pharmacist who during 2004 began supplementing with Ormus and sharing it with her pets, and plants. She observed the most wonderful improvement to health and state of being. This she also saw in her companion bird, houseplants and trail horse. Ms Emmons researched Ormus & was mentored by ORMUS researchers who taught her methods of…
 
Allen Wolf, founder of Morning Star Games, discusses various ways to promote a game and get the word out about it. We talk about how to contact game stores, traditional media, digital content creators, and more. [mobileonly]To download this episode to your phone, click HERE.[/mobileonly] The post How to Promote a Game with Allen Wolf appeared first…
 
Charles Ray Knight was a right-handed corner infielder best remembered for his time with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets. Originally drafted by the Reds in the tenth round of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft, he is best remembered to Reds fans as the man who replaced Pete Rose at third base, whereas Mets fans remember Knight as the man wh…
 
Matthew LaCroix is a passionate writer and researcher who grew up in the outdoors of northern New England. From the secrets of ancient history to the nature of reality and the ancient gods of the past, no stone is left unturned in his endless pursuit of the truth. Matthew's main goal as a writer and researcher is to objectively study the evidence f…
 
Bevan Clatworthy, designer of Ghostel, discusses all the different angles of bringing a game to life when you work exclusively online. Bevan has been co-designing games online since 2015, and we talk about scheduling, software, good habits, and more. And be sure to check out Bevan’s game Haunticulture on Kickstarter HERE. The post How to Design Gam…
 
Recorded in 1987, this interview with Charles Patrick Kerfeld represents his compassion, but also exposes the insensitivity of the era. Charlie Kerfeld was a relief pitcher who grew up in Carson City, Nevada. Charlie played baseball for the Carson City High Senators. After he entered major league baseball, almost all of his career was spent with th…
 
Patrick Lysaght, designer of Commissioned, discusses the process of designing and publishing an expansion for a game. We talk about the different kinds of expansions, design challenges, and what it takes to bring them to the marketplace. And be sure to check out Patrick’s expansion to Commission on Kickstarter HERE. The post How to Design and Publi…
 
Today we're joined by the passionate researcher and activist, Deborah Tavares of StopTheCrime.net.Deborah is a 3rd generation land developer of residential construction and has been self‐employed in a family operated business for over 30 years. She specialized in land feasibility studies, acquisitions and building permit processes, including requir…
 
Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, ecology and the paranormal. He lives in the hills of Mid-Wales with his family. He is a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and teaches on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He …
 
Ronald Charles Cey played as a third baseman from 1971 through 1987, most notably as an integral member of the Los Angeles Dodgers teams that won four National League pennants and one World Series championship. A six-time All-Star, Cey was named the World Series MVP after leading the Dodgers to victory during the 1981 World Series. He ended his car…
 
Lori Love and Lea Velocci, founders of People for Goldfish, discuss the ins and outs of designing word games. We talk about components, scoring systems, accessibility, fun factor, and more. And be sure to check out Lori and Lea’s game Word Hustle on Kickstarter HERE.​​ The post Designing Word Games with Lori Love and Lea Velocci appeared first on B…
 
Self-experimenter and field researcher of ancient technologies and lost history, Jared Murphy has traveled the world searching for evidence of advanced ancestors and high technology. What he's found is laid out in a great new book from Paranoia Publishing, It's Not Aliens, Worse, It's Us.Check out his YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe…
 
Lance Michael Parrish, nicknamed "Big Wheel", is a former player who played as a catcher from 1977 through 1995. He played for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays. He was most recently the manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps. He was regarded …
 
Scott Gaeta, founder of Renegade Game Studio, discusses his journey to become one of the most well-known publishing companies in the industry. We talk about business advice, marketing, game development, and more! The post How to Run a Publishing Company with Scott Gaeta appeared first on Board Game Design Lab.…
 
Zachary K. Hubbard is an elementary school teacher, who since 2013 has been educating about Gematria, the ancient and occult practice of coding number into words. This code of Gematria is used every single day by mainstream media and governments to contrive news and with it, agendas that shape the world we live in.His inspiration to learn this code…
 
Chet Lemon remembers getting hit right in the eye on a routine flyball lost in the sun. Chester Earl Lemon (born February 12, 1955), a native of Jackson, Mississippi, he grew up in Los Angeles. He was drafted in the first round of the 1972 MLB draft and played 16 seasons for the Chicago White Sox and for the Detroit Tigers from 1975 to 1990. He was…
 
Frank West, designer of Isle of Cats, discusses the ins and outs of designing a polyomino game (games with those funny Tetris tiles). Isle of Cats is one of the best polyomino games on the market, and we get into what makes these games fun, prototyping, and more. The post How to Design a Polyomino Game with Frank West appeared first on Board Game D…
 
Grant Cameron is the recipient of the Leeds Conference International Researcher of the Year and the UFO Congress Researcher of the Year. He became involved in Ufology as the Vietnam War ended in May 1975 with personal sightings of a UFO type object which locally became known as Charlie Red Star.These sightings led to a decade of research into the e…
 
Welcome to the latest Joint Session bonus show for Plus Members. It's an episode made up of: Posts left in the Joint Session forum thread, questions left in the Q&A forum thread, bad reviews, latest news, emails I get, and more.Jump in the forum if you'd like to contribute a weird experience, personal theory, or spill the tea on some local conspira…
 
Bert Blyleven recalls that his greatest baseball influence was his father. Bert Blyleven (born Rik Aalbert Blijleven, April 6, 1951) is a Dutch American was a two-time All-Star and World Series champion. He played for the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Clevelend Indians, Minnesota Twins, and California Angels from 1970 to 1992.…
 
Sam Stockton, founder of B.A. Games, discusses everything you need to be planning for and thinking about when demoing your game at conventions (both in-person and online). Sam has been working conventions for years, and we get into booth setup, hiring volunteers, explaining your game, and more. The post How to Demo Games at Conventions with Sam Sto…
 
Welcome to the Spark Club Export Podcast series. In this export series Grant McDowell will be interviewing founders and leaders from seven energy tech companies based in Australia. We’ll hear the back story on how they got started, what problems they aim to solve and what the future holds, here in Australia and in global markets. This is program se…
 
Our old pal Michael Wann of Susquehanna Alchemy returns to THC to talk about his most recent rabbit hole of synchronistic connections, power players, and conspiratorial events. Definitely follow along with the slides he provided if you'd like to get a better idea of the big picture:By Greg Carlwood
 
Returning guest Phoenix Aurelius is a self-taught spagyrist who has been practicing and teaching the alchemical arts since 2005. His work focuses on reconstructing Spagyric theory, philosophy, practice, & pharmacopeia for the 21st century at the Phoenix Aurelius Research Academy.Phoenix's website: phoenixaurelius.orgUse the coupon code Higherside f…
 
Oddibe McDowell excelled at baseball growing up, but one of his greatest accomplishments in sports was winning the state wrestling championship. Oddibe McDowell (born August 25, 1962) is the former center fielder for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, and Atlanta Braves from 1985 to 1994 His first name is pronounced "owed a bee" or "oh-ta-bee." …
 
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