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This Podcast is a wide net cast across the cosmos, sinking to the depths of Psyche, and reaching for the light in myth to see how heaven can be found here, now, while you are listening. It includes conversations with the most interesting of folks and solo shows with myself, Adam Sommer. If you enjoy astrology or magic or medicine, this is your show. If you enjoy the cosmos and all the mysterious ways it manifests in our lives, you have found the place. Enjoy www.HolestoHeavens.com
 
Mike Sommer from the WaxPackHero blog shares all the strategies he uses to create a hobby that pays for itself. Discover how to turn one person’s unwanted cards into treasured additions to your own collection. The podcast will be a combination of both the hobby and business sides of collecting, and ultimately will help you buy, sell, and trade your way into a collection you’ll love. Hit subscribe and get ready to have some fun collecting cards! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpack ...
 
A blog talk broadcast for creative conscious awareness and awakening for the Evolving Self.This show is about Using your tools through the "Growth periods" or "transitions" in life and allow for a more Self Empowering clarity to come through. This is a small part of the whole on the path to the Evolving Self. Through this show you will pick up tools, tips, listen to guests, live healings, and participate in a community of creative conscious awareness. Thank you and Welcome to Peace Of Mind B ...
 
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Adam Gray aka thereal27guy on Instagram and @the27guy on Twitter is today’s guest. He started the first basketball card podcast, and last year he started a new basketball card magazine! In the first part of this two part series, we discuss his background and why he started the podcast and eventually the magazine. You can follow Adam on Instagram an…
 
In this show, I am joined by the prolific historian of Astrology and Cultural Astronomy, Nicholas Campion. It's a meandering conversation, yet the banks of its flow are held by our topic of Mundane Astrology. You see, Nicholas wrote a book by that title with two others a year after I was born in 1984. Charles Harvey and Michael Baigent are the co-a…
 
Scott from the team at Underdog Collectibles joins me to discuss how their business has grown over the last year and how they are planning to expand by opening up a brick and mortar shop! There are multiple strategies a shop can use to be successful, and we’ve covered a couple of them over the last few weeks. Hopefully, you’ve been able to pull a c…
 
Today, Rex Gotcher from the Sports Card Shop at MOCO joins me for a great discussion about how he and his family decided to open a brand new Local Card Shop in Michigan. Rex shares the thought process behind the shop, the strategy they use to acquire inventory, and also how they continue to adapt their approach to selling product. Sponsors of This …
 
Today I welcome fellow sports card podcaster Matt Sammon to the show. Matt is the host of the Wax Ecstatic podcast where he celebrates a variety of sets from the 50s-90s. We discuss the origins of the show, how it has changed over time, and why he has such an affinity for the cards and players from the past. You can find the Wax Ecstatic podcast at…
 
John Fortier is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on Congress and elections, election administration, election demographics, voting (and absentee voting), the US presidency, and the Electoral College. John joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about Georgia’s new voting law, election integrity, and po…
 
In this show, I'm joined by the talented and spirit-infused musician Fia. Hailing from Sweden, finding home, and songs in the north woods beyond Stockholm, she also finds time to study Astrology as well. She came to me through the web my friend Marya Stark has woven. It's a lovely little conversation. I highly recommend checking out her music as we…
 
Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more on-demand products released by the card manufacturers. Panini, Topps, and Leaf all have their own versions of these products, and I’ve begun experimenting with them as a resale strategy in early 2021. Today, I share which products I’ve been testing, and I cover what seems to be working and what isn’…
 
In this Episode, I dug out a few old issues of Beckett Baseball Monthly to see what the hobby world was like back when I was in high school during the 90s.Sit back and enjoy the walk down memory lane. After you’re done, reach out and let me know what your collecting memories are from that era!Sponsors of this episode:COMC.comUnderdog CollectiblesYo…
 
Kevin Kosar is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies Congress, congressional oversight, the administrative state, and the US Postal Service. Kevin joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about making Congress a stronger, leaner, and more effective branch of government. Note: This episode was recorded in Feb…
 
In this show, Mary Stewart Adams joins me for the first time to share her starlore wisdom earned under dark skies. She calls herself a starlore historian and her roots run deep with astrology, yet many branches have sprouted over the years through myth and storytelling, English literature, and being an activist for dark skies. She has also just pub…
 
Today we talk with the Collectable CEO Ezra Levine! His company takes iconic high value cards and provides fractional ownership opportunities to collectors. It’s an entirely new way to participate in the hobby. We discuss his background, the origin of Collectable, how you buy and sell your fractional shares, and more! If you want to dig deeper, che…
 
The 1972-73 Topps set has become my favorite vintage basketballs set . In this episode, I break down the set and tell the story of how I came across a large lot of these and have been working to track down the remaining cards I need to complete my set. Here is a link to the blog post where I covered the set if you want to see more! Sponsors of this…
 
Jim Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies health care, entitlement, and US budget policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs. Jim joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about the Biden Administration’s approach to vaccinat…
 
Today I welcome author Greg Larson! He recently released Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir. Greg recaps the two seasons he spent as the clubhouse attendant for the the Aberdeen IronBirds. He takes us behind the scenes to see what minor league life is like for the players, coaches, and stadium staff. We discuss his experience, the impact those…
 
In this show, the legend Michael Meade joins us to talk about our mythless dilemma. He shares his story of how he got into storytelling, offers a candle in this dark night of the apocalypse, and even shares a story that leans into the purpose of life. I can safely say it was one of my favorite shows I've ever done. Have a listen. Michael's site: ht…
 
Today, Chris Carlin from Upper Deck joins me! Chris has spent his entire career at Upper Deck and has worked with the Customer Service, Social Media, and Marketing teams as well as a few others! We discuss his background, the current trading card market, the Upper Deck ePack partnership with COMC, and his approach to customer service. Sponsors of t…
 
Nat Malkus is a resident scholar and the deputy director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in empirical research on K–12 schooling. Nat joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about the launch of AEI’s new school re-opening tracker, the most comprehensive source data currently available, whic…
 
In this show, the legend Ricky Williams joins me to tell his story of how he went from being one of the greatest football players of all time to becoming an Astrologer. He also has an alliance with the wizard we know well, Steven Forrest. The two, along with an incredible team are creating a fantastic Astrology app called LILA (links below). I hope…
 
Today we’re talking Racing Cards! I welcome Val Marz(@nascardradio) and Jason Dean Martin (@jasondeanmartin) to discuss their NASCARD Radio show, the start of the 2021 Racing Season, 2021 Donruss, and the recent rise in value of racing cards. Check out the NASCARD Radio podcast or the website Nascard Radio.com Sponsors of this Episode: Underdog Col…
 
Today I discuss a unique set building project I went after. I built a complete Upper Deck Hockey relic set completely through purchases on COMC! I wrote a guest blog on COMC which covered the same topic, and you can find that post here! The set I built was the 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 2 Rookie Materials set. It contained 40 cards and since it has …
 
Sally Satel is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, whose work examines mental health policy as well as political trends in medicine. Her research touches on issues of critical importance, including public, addiction, and the opioid crisis…
 
In this show, Cameron Allen joins me for another Plants & Planets show. Gotu Kola and Solomon's Seal are the herbs that grew naturally into our conversation. We talk a lot about Saturn, the Aquarian zeitgeist, and the importance of posture. Have a listen. My site: www.Holestoheavens.com Support the show: www.Patreon.com/adamsommer His site: https:/…
 
In Early 2020, Topps partnered with artist Paul Jennis to launch a new product on Topps.com. It would be called Game Within the Game, and it would feature a card based on an original oil painting from Jennis. In today’s Episode I welcome Paul to the show to discuss how the partnership came about, what he has learned about himself along the way, and…
 
Today, I welcome Eric Doty. Eric is the founder and CEO of the Loupe App which is striving to ease the process of connecting sports card breakers and customers. We discuss his background in the hobby, the process of getting a start up off the ground, and where he sees the market headed! Take a listen and let me know what you think! Sponsors of this…
 
Mackenzie Eaglen is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she works on defense strategy, defense budgets, and military readiness. In the past, she has also worked on defense issues in the House of Representatives, in the US Senate, and at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. Ma…
 
Occasionally I take an episode to recap a month in WaxPackHero operations. My main goal in opening up and sharing my results is to provide an example of what is possible for someone who starts small, builds slowly over time, and is only working the business side of cards on a part time basis. In this episode I recap my financial results for Decembe…
 
In this show, John Martineau joins me to talk about a few little coincidences in our solar system. He is the author of a book with the same title. John also is the creator of the Wooden Book series which explores the fringes of science, esoterica, and magical folklore. They are the best. You can find them, and his work with the links below. www.Hol…
 
Hal Brands is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies US foreign policy and defense strategy. He serves concurrently as the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Hal joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about…
 
Kyle from the Wax Museum Podcast joins me for a conversation about basketball cards, his educational goal of the podcast, and his dream podcast sponsor! Find Kyle on Twitter @waxmuseumpc and you can find his podcast on his landing page. Sponsors of this episode: COMC.com Underdog Collectibles You can also support the show by using the following aff…
 
In this show, Mark returns for the third time to talk about the planetary nodes. The difference with this conversation to the rest is he has finally published the book on them he has been working on for years. We both agree this was our best chat on them yet. We hope you enjoy it and if you would like the book, just use the LINK below. My site: www…
 
For the last few years I have set hobby related goals. They give me something to shoot for so I stay focused and intentional. They allow me to focus on creating action plans to achieve them which I find fun. In this episode I recap my 2020 results and outline my plan for 2021! My goals for 2021 include: 1) Complete the 1968 Topps Set 2) Acquire Fou…
 
StarStock launched as an online marketplace in the Spring of 2020. I had previously interviewed Co-Founder Nigel Eccles prior to the site’s launch on Episode 20. They had been a sponsor of the show for several months in 2020, and I have actively bought and sold cards on their platform. A couple months after launch, I did an episode reviewing the si…
 
Angela Rachidi is the Rowe Scholar in poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she studies poverty and the effects of federal safety net programs on low-income Americans. Angela joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about welfare policy in the pandemic and constructing a safety net policy agenda that uplifts low-inc…
 
In this show, my dear friend Amanda Simon joins me to talk about her new project with my love, Tansy Baigent called Enchanting Fortuna. Amanda is the reason I ended up in ancient and soggy Dartmoor. It was an invitation to dream and create and retreat from the world. That invitation changed everything. So, the least I can do is give you a chance to…
 
It’s time for me to finally share my full thoughts on Grading Sports cards. There are benefits to getting your cards graded, and in the current market the selling prices for top graded cards from PSA, SGC, and BGS definitely sell for more than raw cards. However, there are also drawbacks, risks, and other considerations collectors should consider w…
 
Today, Leaf CEO Brian Gray joins me to discuss a variety of hobby topics. We cover his hobby background, the growth of both Leaf and the industry over the last few years, what it is like to operate without a league license, and we even hit on some of the things he’s learned from his competitors. I appreciate Brian’s candor and I think there are ins…
 
Dan Cox is a research fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the director of the Survey Center on American Life. He specializes in survey research, politics, youth culture and identity, and religion. Dan joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about what surveys can tell us about the popularity of …
 
A couple weeks ago I asked the Twitter universe a fun question via a poll. I asked which of these hobby companies you would want to own and why: Card Manufacturer, Ultra Pro, Beckett, PSA. The responses were quite interesting, so I decided to break them down in a podcast episode. I didn’t want to do it by myself, so I invited Iven (@watchthebreaks)…
 
In this show, Nicholas Cope joins me to talk about Phi ('fee' or 'fi'). It is known by many names. The Golden Ratio probably being the most common. Nicholas is an artist, an author, and a deep-thinking man who lives on a boat in West London. He has also written a book on the Knap of Howar with the great Keith Crichlow, which is one of the oldest st…
 
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