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How do we meet the challenges we face as organizations, countries, or even as a species? Whether we’re locked in fierce corporate competition or struggling with matters of life and death, one constant stands out: teams working together. And when teams, and teams of teams, focus on combining their unique abilities, expertise, and experience to embrace uncertainty, innovate, and tackle massive challenges? No problem is unsolvable. Teamistry is all about the chemistry that exists between groups ...
 
Four smart kids. One busy town. Bowie Brown plays guitar - and uses it as an assault weapon. Mimi Bucher lives in a secret bedroom in a shopping mall. Jaz McGuire is determined to never grow up and to never hear mention of ess ee ex. Hoot Howard collects waterfalls - until somebody steals them. Hoot has a mother with lime-green hair. Bowie has a father who sings to a ghost. Jaz has a mother who is too Chinese. Mimi has nobody at all. A couple of neighbors nicknamed Curly and Moe just might b ...
 
The iconically revered super racehorse Phar Lap’s death has been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Kerry Negara embarks on the first full forensic investigation around the death of the Australian wonder horse Phar Lap, to discover why he was brutally killed, by whose hand and why, at Menlo Park Ranch in California, USA. Killing Phar Lap: A forensic investigation podcast uses excerpts from the following publications: 'Killing Phar Lap: An untold part of the story' by Biff Lowry 'Tommy' a docu ...
 
WE DIDN’T COME THIS FAR TO ONLY COME THIS FAR; We all struggle and make mistakes. We are all fighting daily battles large and small. But we can triumph over any adversity in life through Honesty, Transparency, Accountability, Perseverance, Charity, Accepting reality, Letting go of the past, Being fully present in every moment, Taking it one minute at a time, Understanding whatever the future holds we will simply adapt and overcome. Loving our neighbors, showing kindness, compassion, patience ...
 
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The Center Cut Boys are back to help us ring in the New Year, and they're bringing gorilla penis stickers! Michael and Dave join your usual host Mike to Wack Bracket off Evil Tech Companies! No pintata's mentions in this episode, but I'm sure orifice talk will ensue. Your agenda : (3:15) Amazon vs Apple (8:00) Facebook vs Google Championship : (14:…
 
Over the course of the last 4 or 5 years, the group of far right-wing individuals have been radicalized. Nearly the same way Islamic Terrorists are radicalized in the 21st century. Otherwise decent and law-abiding people have given in to their confirmation bias, narrowing their sources of information. In the echo chamber is where the master manipul…
 
My soul is forever damaged by what took place today in the seditious insurrection. January 6th, 2021-A day that will live in infamy. Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. How can …
 
We keep bringing the heavy lumber and come into 2021 with a bang! We invited John and James from the Action! Action! podcast, to bracket off Action Movie Stars as well as have fun rapping about a whole bunch of other nonsense. It's a long 'ern, but it's a fun 'ern! (9:25) Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Sylvester Stallone (21:05) Jean Claude Van Dam vs Ma…
 
I’ve long held the belief that a small portion of extremists, about 10% on both sides, have hijacked our political system. They are the loudest and most vocal. They are driven by anger and other emotions. The traditional media cater to their behaviors because they add to the perception that America is greatly divided. That divisiveness and negativi…
 
This episode discusses the tragic death of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, who died last week due to Covid-19 at 41 years of age. He leaves behind a beautiful young wife and two young adorable children. This news hit me hard, probably because of the striking similarities between me and him. I also discuss some comments that irked me after this news …
 
The boys from The Half Cut were kind enough to have me on their podcast recently where we bracketed off Fake Fancy Beers. It was super fun, so I'm stealing it and using it for myself (with their blessing of course)! Bring out your big boy pants and pour a cold one (or few) for this one! (2:40) Foster's vs Heineken (8:25) Red Stripe vs LaBatt's (Blu…
 
You may vehemently disagree with someone, but if you know they are being their complete authentic self, respect that. Because today that is increasingly rare. The more we value and reward authenticity, the less fake, spineless “leaders” we will have. You aren’t going to agree 100% of the time with anyone that is being completely authentic. That’s o…
 
Where the frick are the Xmas movies? Well - Mantis and Brianna know, and they are sharing that knowledge with us at Wack Brackets! In this episode we bracket off 4 of the best XMas movies of all times.. but using our typical variety of ridiculous questions. How's it going down?!? (3:20) Jingle all the Way vs A Christmas Story (9:35) Scrooged vs Elf…
 
The terms mental health, treatment, therapy, or rehab have had a negative connotation in this country for as long as they have been in our lexicon. This is a shame because in reality seeking some sort of mental health care is no different than seeking physical health care. At least it shouldn’t be. Americans have historically been terribly unhealth…
 
We must shatter the stigma surrounding mental health issues. I don’t care who you are, we all struggle with emotional pain, unprocessed trauma throughout our lives. During hard times such as this, an increasing number of people find themselves living unmanageable lives. We need to get to a place in society where it’s ok to admit things aren’t so pe…
 
I hold these truths to be self evident. Here are just a few things that I know to be true. Some of these beliefs are considered controversial. If that is the case, then so be it. I don’t care who I offend with these hot takes on some of today’s most hot button issues. Follow me on Social Media:Twitter- https://twitter.com/taylor4arizonaFacebook- ht…
 
This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of my favorite amazing therapist Christine Loeber. Go to https://www.christinemloeberfoundation.org/christinesstory to learn about her wonderful life. Several traumatic experiences in High School lead to early bouts with opioid addiction, which I managed to keep at bay while answering a generational ca…
 
90's toys were wack.. so they were ripe for Wack Bracketing! Daniel from The Moustachioed Podcastio takes a stroll down memory with Mike, as they collectively ruin your childhood. Round 1: (8:30) Super Soaker vs Stretch Armstrong (12:45) Pogs vs Bop-It (17:45) Tickle Me Elmo vs Gak (23:00) Street Sharks vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Finals : (31:…
 
I’m excited to announce that my family and I are featured in an upcoming high-impact-Major release documentary project by a well-known film crew who has many successful and widely distributed films on Netflix, Amazon, PBS, The History Channel, and many more. They have filmed countless hours and have been shadowing our family through ups and downs t…
 
A follow-up of episode #18 and deeper dive into parts of the story that were not explored or glossed over for sake of length and time of episode #18. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSupport this podcast: https://ancho…
 
Before corporate social responsibility was a popular concept, Patagonia declared its commitment to better outcomes for their workers, and the planet. They soon discovered that commitment would include major pitfalls, but it seems the more Patagonia doubles down on its values, the better it performs. In this episode, we hear from Craig Wilson, forme…
 
Universal Studios Orlando should be experienced by everyone at some point in their life. Mike is joined by Universal Studios experts Carlyn and Brian from the Double Park'd podcast to bracket off some of the more iconic rides in the park! And hot take - The Fast and the Furious ride SUCKS. Here's the rides we found worthy for the Wack Brackets trea…
 
The kids are asleep, the wife is asleep. It is Black Friday late night and I am in the studio with an urge to drop a truth bomb on anyone willing to listen. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSupport this podcast: https:…
 
In this special Thanksgiving bonus episode, Chris reads his social media gratitude journal and shares a message of hope and healing. #GiveThanks is an invitation to heal the world, and our hearts, through gratitude to God. Join in. Turn social media into your own gratitude journal- For each of the next seven days, post about something or someone yo…
 
You just can’t make this stuff up. Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor and attorney for disgraced General Michael Flynn has been all over the news since the election. The President himself had recently announced her as an integral part of the “strike team” along with election fraud strike team leader Rudy Giuliani. She was praised for, quote…
 
The Center Cut Boys are back! Michael and Dave bring their usual brand of shenanigans to Wack Brackets to help us determine a winner in our 80s MTV Bands face off! Per the usual, no pinatas or bicycles will be hurt in this episode, but hurt feelings and silly takes run rampant! Here's the deal! (3:25) Milli Vanilli vs. The Cure OR Culture Club (win…
 
A heart as big as Phar Lap’s. Journalist Peter Luck’s ground breaking interview with Mary McCann in the late 1990’s includes horse vet Bill Nielsen’s confession to his daughter – “It’s not Phar Lap’s heart, it’s a draught horse’s!” Portions of Phar Lap’s heart pieces that were cut out and put in separate jars in 1932, are sent to a cutting edge lab…
 
A recap - The indisputable facts - Horse vet Bill Nielsen’s devious behaviour leaves traces. Bill fails to report the ‘medicine’ he dosed Phar Lap with on the early morning of his death, instead blaming Tommy Woodcock for grazing Phar Lap on arsenic sprayed pasture. Mob historian Christian Cipollini puts the birth of the mob’s so called ‘Murder Inc…
 
A walk down memory lane when the United States of America was lead by ordinary men, flawed, and imperfect as the rest of us. Men who rose to the occasion, who lifted the nation during times of great strife. Men of honor, decency, civility, integrity, compassion, love for their fellow human beings regardless of race, creed, religion, or political id…
 
In the West African country of Burkina Faso in the 1980s, an 18-year-old boy is killed in the road. Why? A case of meningitis. The meningitis epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa spurred a global race to find a vaccine, led by the founding of the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP). This network of doctors, vaccine developers, public health officials, and U…
 
Back in my Day... is on the podcast! Join Mike and Dave from this awesome podcast as they grace my humble little show with their presence and help me bracket off a variety of interesting TV/Movie characters! Here's the lineup! (6:25) Cartman (South Park) vs Napolean Dynamite (11:30) Billy Hargrove (Stranger Things) vs Biff (Back to the Future) (17:…
 
Winter of 2005; a seed is planted for the invisible to become visible – forensic science at its best. Ivan Kempson from the University South Australia and Dermot Henry from Melbourne Museum reveal how they tested Phar Lap’s hide hair and found he had ingested an enormous amount of arsenic in the hours before his death.…
 
Back to Menlo Park ranch California, horse heaven, gangster heaven...then everything went wrong ... San Diego trainer Harry Unna collects a broken hearted Tommy & takes him for a break to his ranch away from the trauma of Menlo Park. When Tommy is training for Willis Kilmer in Chicago Tommy bumps into Harry who takes him to meet his friend ... Al C…
 
How could we bracket on Mean Girls without riffing on The Plastics? Regular guests Glenn and Taylor from the Pulp Culture podcast join Mike for short jaunt through one of of the "fetchest" movies of the early 2000s! (2:15) Who would most likely run an Only Fans page as a side hustle Karen Smith vs Cady Heron (7:00) More likely to sell essential oil…
 
With all the historic domestic issues that we have been challenged with this year, we can't afford to be distracted when it comes to Foreign Policy. This would be the perfect time for an adversary to strike and the consequences would be utterly devastating.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.…
 
Remember hair metal? No? Lucky you! Unfortunately, Mike has.. and he brings on the Rock Hippie Adventures podcast duo if Keith and Mel to help him settle this bracket that is full of makeup and hairspray.. and that's just from the dudes! Schedule : (4:40) Kiss vs Motley Crue (10:55) Ratt vs Poison (15:50) Cinderalla vs Warrant (21:00) Tesla vs Skid…
 
Friday, November 6th, 2020 Emergency Bonus episode speaking about the fallout following election day.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/support…
 
The Border Barons - Satan’s Playground - Hollywood movie stars and mafia mobsters mix it up at the famed Agua Caliente Race Club resort and casino.Sore Heads - empty pockets – Dave Davis and his inside circle win a fortune on Phar Lap to the wrath of the mob’s race fixers, and quickly leave Mexico for the safety of the Menlo Park ranch, CaliforniaB…
 
High Hopes – Taking on the World – “The best holiday I ever had, just me and me horse” - California here I come.After amassing a fortune on Phar Lap, why would our great horse’s owners send him to the dodgy race tracks of Mexico and the United States? Tommy & Phar Lap arrive in Tijuana for The Agua Caliente Handicap, the so called richest horse rac…
 
You think you know the whole story but you have no idea. You have heard bits and pieces, the few minutes producers want you to hear, that fit into neatly packaged news segments. But this episode dives deep and gives an in-depth account of my experiences during the part of my life that picks up following episode #3 of this podcast, the last 8 years …
 
In the desert plains of Northern Kenya, hundreds of people from around the world and different walks of life have gathered. The photographs they take with their GPS-enabled cameras might be humanity's best shot at saving an entire species. This is the story of Wildbook, an artificial intelligence (AI) software program that creates a live database t…
 
Who can have an election episode without once mentioning Biden or Trump? Wack Brackets, of course! We were super lucky to be joined by 6 guests in this one, including : Erica from Trashy Trashy Podcast Bridgett from Hot Flashes and Cool Topics Chris, Joe, and Feez from Hot Takes and Cold Beers Daniel from Moustachioed Podcastio The deed goes down a…
 
Happy Halloween! To ring in this ominous day, I had to invite the Damn Fine TV podcast duo of Mells and Jasmine to help me bracket off Horror Show Murderers! Please be advised : doctors recommend that you have both a healthy constitution and a sick mind to listen to this episode : (3:40) Scarier to make your enemy Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the La…
 
Dedicated to Tommy Woodcock & Phar Lap. Kerry Negara outlines the forensic investigation that has taken her over 5 years to deliver in this ground breaking podcast. She tells how Phar Lap was killed in Menlo Park California, by whose hand and why. Along the way Kerry questions whether the iconic heart specimen on display at the National Museum of A…
 
It's Halloween week, and who better to celebrate with a Wack Bracket about Crappy Halloween Candy with than Joel and Andrew from The Cartoon Dumpster Dive?! Here's the rundown! Smarties vs Bit o' Honey (2:40) More likely to be handed out by the lonely octogenarian on your block? Circus Peanuts vs Candy Corn (8:00) Less appealing consistency for a c…
 
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