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Talking Pop Culture with Historian Oliver Bateman

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Everything Else, Hot Topics, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Talking Pop Culture with Historian Oliver Bateman

I hope Oliver Bateman never gets sick of coming on my show, but I can’t get enough of his hilarity. In this video–Part 1 of 2–we talk about all sorts of nonsense including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Oliver’s Rate My Professor score, and  dick pics.

Click the title below to go to YouTube or watch here.

Drs. Susie Meister and Oliver Bateman Talk Pop Culture

Legal Historian Oliver Bateman Discusses the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Hot Topics, Podcasts, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Legal Historian Oliver Bateman Discusses the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

Dr. Oliver Bateman–Legal Historian at University of Texas at Arlington–lends his expertise by discussing the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. Please excuse my clear exasperation and disdain for the decision. Click the video below to watch.

Drs. Oliver Bateman and Susie Meister Discuss Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

 

My Guest Appearance on Jim Krenn’s No Restrictions Podcast

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Pop Culture | 0 comments

My Guest Appearance on Jim Krenn’s No Restrictions Podcast

Recently I was a guest on Jim Krenn’s No Restrictions Podcast. We talked about Monica Lewinsky, the man with the world’s largest penis, and hard-hitting topics. Click on the title below to listen. Enjoy!

Susie Meister on Jim Krenn’s No Restrictions Podcast

Brady Bunch Convention Or Bust

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Pop Culture | 0 comments

Brady Bunch Convention Or Bust

It’s a Sunshine Day. People, I don’t know if you’re aware, but I have an addiction; to “The Brady Bunch.”  I might seem a bit young to love the Bradys, but when I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to watch current “secular” shows. I grew up in a conservative Christian household where only shows that embraced “family values” were acceptable. Maybe they didn’t think about the fact that Mrs.Brady was a divorcee, but regardless, I was allowed to watch “The Brady Bunch,” and did so with unparalleled passion.

But here’s the deal. There is a Brady Bunch convention this year, and I’m going. I don’t know if the Bradys are ready for the adulation and enthusiasm I have planned to shower upon them, but I will document my journey every step of the way. You should come! You can find out all about it here 

Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Everything Else | 0 comments

Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff!

I filmed this last year, but just stumbled across it again (accidentally, on purpose). We talk all things Pittsburgh. It has almost as many views as that drunk guy who did a face plant at the Luke Bryan concert, so I’m pretty proud of that.  Enjoy! Susie Meister with YaJagoff

 

Billy Hallowell: Religion and Culture Editor, The Blaze

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Billy Hallowell: Religion and Culture Editor, The Blaze

Billy Hallowell and I don’t always agree on politics and religion, but we’re proof that you can disagree and still be thick as thieves. Billy is the Religion and Culture Editor for The Blaze, which is an independent news network founded by famed conservative, Glenn Beck.  Today I talk to Billy about current events including Hillary Clinton’s recent interview, a Planned Parenthood expose, and more. I hope you enjoy our conversation about the news through a religious lens.  Follow Billy on Twitter: @billyhallowell and check out his work at theblaze.com

 

Throwback Thursday: MTV’s Road Rules Australia

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Everything Else, Pop Culture | 2 comments

Throwback Thursday: MTV’s Road Rules Australia

Many moons ago (1998, to be exact), I was a wide-eyed 18-year-old traveling with my friends in Australia (with a small army of television production people in tow).  Here is a clip from what became known as my “downward spiral,” which really just involved silliness. These were tamer days of reality television when saying one “f-word” and getting a tattoo were acts of rebellion. Sigh. I’m getting old. Susie Road Rules Australia Downward Spiral

 

TEDx Talk: Thinking Inside the Box

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Everything Else, Hot Topics | 0 comments

TEDx Talk: Thinking Inside the Box

Below is the TEDx Talk that I presented this April. The theme was Dare to Create, so I shared a bit about how I decided to start my podcast.  My talk focuses on the ways we can use the things and talents we already have to create something new. In my case, I used a basic audio recorder, a phone, and the internet to start my podcast. Even if no one ever listened it was what I needed to spark creativity and lift my spirits in the midst of new motherhood.

I hope you’ll watch the video and share with anyone who might be stuck in their circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Dan Arel: Atheist Speaker and Writer for Richard Dawkins Foundation

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Dan Arel: Atheist Speaker and Writer for Richard Dawkins Foundation

Dan Arel is a writer, journalist,  speaker, and secular advocate who writes on humanist values such as secular parenting, church and state separation, and secularism in public policy.  He has contributed pieces to the Huffington Post, Alternet, and is a Special Correspondent to American Atheists.  Additionally, he is an editor and writer for the Richard Dawkins Foundation.  In our interview we talked about the 9/11 memorial, the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate, and how Dan went from being a religious believer to a non-believer.  Visit his website here and follow him on Twitter @danarel.

 

Rex Huppke: Syndicated Humor Columnist

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Podcasts | 0 comments

Rex Huppke: Syndicated Humor Columnist

Rex Huppke is  a humble guy, but I like to think of him as a national treasure. His writing manages to make important subjects palatable to wide audiences, and also somehow makes serious topics funny. His articles are smart, clever, and witty.  His satirical obituary for facts was named one of Time Magazine’s Top Ten Opinion Pieces of 2012, and became a viral hit.  My interview explores how he handles feedback from readers, how he went from engineer to writer, and what it was like to be in the room when the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh, was executed. Follow him on Twitter @RexHuppke and visit The Chicago Tribune to read his work.