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If I Knew You Better

Jan 31, 2020

Originally I’d planned to release my NEW follow-up interview with Chris Vogler today. But coronavirus gonna coronavirus, so like many others who could, I had to make a dramatic escape from China to avoid possibly being on lockdown for months on end. So today, fellow displaced Beijinger KEVIN GEIGER and I dig into...


Jan 25, 2020

Today’s show features the third act of my 3-part interview with Ellen Shook, my Mom. Her story is one of perseverance and overcoming, and it’s been quite a journey. I also have a quick update about the coronavirus here in China, and my plans to GTFO ASAP, as well as some shout-outs to several people who have...


Jan 17, 2020

Today I present part 2 of a very personal series of interviews I did with my mom, Ellen. WARNING: this episode deals extensively with domestic abuse, sexual secrets, and escaping violence in the home. But there is also lots of humor and inspiration to be found in her story, so I hope you check it out. Visit


Jan 13, 2020

The next few weeks I’m presenting a very special series of interviews with the one woman who shaped me more than any other: my mom, Ellen. Her personal story and the vivid memories she shares - from growing up in small town America, striking out on her own, surviving domestic abuse, and ultimately creating a wonderful...