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JD Streams, The JAD: Unplugged

Tech, Ghosts, and Couch Guy – Unplugged #39

Welcome everyone to episode #39 of The JAD: Unplugged! Joe, Aidan, and Derron are here with special guest Michael to give you insight on the topics covered in today's episode: -Technology -Ghosts -Couch Guy PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 JOE VAN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg DERRON G: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDerronG MOVIE MOTEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCToUfgtdZ2WgEcuXflVg6Ug #Canada #Podcast #Unplugged #Toronto #JoeVan #DerronG #MovieMotel

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Kanzi 太

https://youtu.be/CbWk-KKACUs Hola Primate Nation! Welcome to another addition of Monke in Review, where we go over monkes both big and small across history! Today I present: Kanzi the bonobo! Kanzi is known to this day as the world's smartest bonobo. Let me know below if you've already heard about this monke or just learned today!… Continue reading Kanzi 太

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Pigs

https://youtu.be/3Q-WFUcIKHc So, what the heck are pigs, I hear you ask. A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the even-toed ungulate family Suidae. Pigs include domestic pigs (Sus domesticus) and their ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species. Pigs, like all suids, are native to the Eurasian and African continents, ranging from Europe to the Pacific islands. Juvenile… Continue reading Pigs

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SP 68: A Relationship with Yourself

Welcome back to episode 68 of Joe Van’s Secret Podcast, where I have on another new guest. We talk about the simulation, relationships, multiple best friends, enjoying just yourself, dealing with realities of life, narratives bad actors with good intentions have, and the supernatural! Enjoy. PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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Georgie Boy

https://youtu.be/nor_DoOBLLE Hola Primate Nation! Welcome to another addition of Monke in Review, where we go over monkes both big and small across history! Today I present: Georgie Boy the capuchin monkey! Georgie Boy found incredible fame on TikTok during the 2020 lockdowns by opening presents, and by he himself just being a present to be… Continue reading Georgie Boy

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Shoes – Unplugged #34

Welcome everyone to episode #34 of The JD: Unplugged! We re-welcome Aidan A.K.A. Movie Motel, as well as a new guest, Sydney, to give us insight on the topics we cover in today's episode: -Teaching -Shoes -MLK in Fortnight -Scammers -Vacation PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 JOE VAN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg DERRON G: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDerronG MOVIE MOTEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCToUfgtdZ2WgEcuXflVg6Ug #Canada #Podcast #Unplugged… Continue reading Shoes – Unplugged #34

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Jolt, Black Box, and Reunited! – Unplugged #33

Welcome everyone to episode #33 of The JD: Unplugged! We re-welcome Aidan A.K.A. Movie Motel to spit more reviews on movies. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Reunited at long last! -Jolt Review -The way of the world by narratives (A PSA by Joe Van) -Black Box Review PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 JOE VAN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg… Continue reading Jolt, Black Box, and Reunited! – Unplugged #33

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Harambe

https://youtu.be/RlNLMet5IY4 Hola Primate Nation! Welcome to another addition of Monke in Review, where we go over monkes both big and small across history! Today I present: Harambe the gorilla. He changed the world, sadly, in his martyrdom. But with his loss the collective internet began paying more attention to primate treatment in captivity. However, it… Continue reading Harambe

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Another Ape was Made

https://youtu.be/Mj5zQ4bopK0 Forged in secret, on the savannas of Africa, mutations saw fit to make another primate; one more powerful and cunning than the rest. In this ape, evolution poured its brutality, it malice, and its will to dominate all life! WEBSITE: https://thejoevan.com/ PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 BOOKS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/38534 KONG IS BEST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4JYmM-86PE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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Primate Nation

https://youtu.be/cBB6G7uSxXg I come to you, a mere Diddy Kong among kings, to present: Primate Nation! Home to King Kong, big foot, IKEA monkey and more! Come with me, fellow primates, to the promised land! Return to monke, and welcome, to thejoevandotcom! WEBSITE: https://thejoevan.com/ PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 BOOKS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/38534 KONG IS BEST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4JYmM-86PE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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Z o n e s: 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZgwP6-K8DI June 16th 2134 It’s time… time I told someone else about the tunnel. Or maybe not- I- I don’t know… No, no, I do. It’s been days now and I haven’t been able to make any head way as far as identifying the soldier that talked to me. I need help. Out of anyone… Continue reading Z o n e s: 4

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Individual vs En Masse & the Digital World – Unplugged #19

Welcome everyone to episode #19 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have on another new guest while one of the co-hosts digitizes themselves! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Our location situations -Our guest’s experiences with movies -Gender stereotypes -Guest's life speed round -Multiple personality order PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716

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SP 67: Social Conventions

Welcome back to episode 67 of Joe Van’s Secret Podcast, where I have on another new guest. We, new occupants of the Toronto life, talk about moving in, the earliest memory anyone has ever had, aggression, depression, being a realist, and living in the world we know. Enjoy! PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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David Dobrik’s Apology, H3 Policeman, and Justice League Snyder Cut – Unplugged #18

Welcome everyone to episode #18 of The JD: Unplugged! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -David Dobrik's downfall -H3's role in the previously mentioned downfall -Justice League OG and the Zach Snyder cut -The dance of life PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716

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H3 on David Dobrik, Frenemies, & Mental Health – Unplugged #17

Welcome everyone to episode #17 of The JD: Unplugged! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Taking time to understand ourselves -Dealing with anxiety and forgiveness -Location situation -Our histories watching H3 -Double standards and exhaustion PODCAST: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716

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Z o n e s 3

https://youtu.be/AW0aBQE6KDI Welcome again to Z o n e s. Follow our protagonist between worlds, before and after 'the war'. His journey continues from zone to zone, while life in the city changes. A new mysterious figure haunts his dreams, and new love is sparked. Enjoy!

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SP 66: A Multitude of Drops

Welcome back to episode 66 of Joe Van’s Secret Podcast, where I have on another new guest. We, new occupants of the Toronto life, talk about moving in, the earliest memory anyone has ever had, aggression, depression, being a realist, and living in the world we know. Enjoy! PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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SP 65: Cause and Effect

Welcome back to episode 65 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast, where I have on a new guest. Having known each other years until late, we talk about work, early memories, philosophy, the impact we have on others through cause and effect, and the impact that ideas have. Enjoy. PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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Thoughts: Experiences

In this anniversary edition of Thoughts I go over the many concepts related to experiential existence, also known as just experience. Panpychism, dreams, and mindfulness are all fair game in this crazy thing we call life. Enjoy! ARTICLE LINK: https://thejoevan.com/2021/02/22/experiences/ PANPYCHISM: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/panpsychism/

JD Streams, The JAD: Unplugged

The JD: Uplugged #15

Welcome everyone to episode #12 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have on a new guest with a wide array of work experience, both inside the film industry and out. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -MOVIES! Snyder's cut, eXistenZ, Strange Days -Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit -Xbox Game Pass -Halo Infinite -Endless… Continue reading The JD: Uplugged #15

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The JD: Unplugged #14

Welcome everyone to episode #14 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have on double the dose of guests, both NEW, to talk about their lives. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -The last three years for our first guest -Ever-changing work life -Trekking in deep snow -Neanderthals -British Columbia -Travel issues… Continue reading The JD: Unplugged #14

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Experiences

https://youtu.be/2cJx1JOHMcs Chilling, tingling, hot sensations of bubbly, proud, shocking but sad, boring, scratchy, pungent, exhausting happiness. EXPERIENCES are the tether with which we can all find common ground. It doesn’t matter what beliefs you have. If you’re shy, confident, sadistic, depressed, or think this reality is a simulation, we are all still existing through experiences.… Continue reading Experiences

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SP 64: Cults and Isolation

Welcome back to episode 64 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast, where I have on our new guest from last episode to continue the question train! We talk about our earliest memories, his second-hand experience with cults, a stable outlook on being alone, instinctual fear, and aliens! Enjoy. PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

JD Streams, The JAD: Unplugged

The JD: Unplugged #13

Welcome everyone to episode #13 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have on double the dose of guests, both returning, to talk shop. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Our Valentines' -Location situations -Talking shop: the creative process -Research -Aidan being an extra -Keeping a grip on I.P.s by any means -Evil Disney… Continue reading The JD: Unplugged #13

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Movie Speed Round

Welcome to the sequel and spiritual reboot of Speed Round! This time I, Joe Van, talk about recent movies I've watched. Enjoy! You can find me on Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/JoeVan/ Link to the podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716 Check out my site! https://thejoevan.com/ Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmAfQyH-NmPbOsDesbyksg

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SP 63: The following program contains mature subject matter. Listener discretion is advised.

Welcome to episode 62 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! In this episode I talk to a new secret guest about their work, rebellious adventures online, the power of optimism, finding peace in the randomness of our seemingly endless multiverse, and understanding human nature as natural. Enjoy! PODCAST LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jd-streams/id1541025716

JD Streams, The JAD: Unplugged

The JD: Unplugged #12

Welcome everyone to episode #12 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have on a new guest with a wide array of work experience, both inside the film industry and out. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Nicknames -Work situations -Derron's lost tooth -Tiff, working out, and work space -Joe's journey to… Continue reading The JD: Unplugged #12

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The JD: Unplugged #11

Welcome everyone to episode #11 of The JD: Unplugged! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Wisdom teeth -Cleaning Dave & Busters -Savage gifts -Game stonks -Foodies -Female hygiene products overpriced! -Reopening for the virus -Breaking into NASA #Canada #Podcast #Unplugged

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The JD: Unplugged #10

Welcome everyone to episode #10 of The JD: Unplugged! We have two new guests on this week as we dive into the ever-changing landscape of exponential growth. The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Gaming iterations -Cell phones -Marketing -Napping and isolation -Progressive countries and conservative ones -Mounties and inequality -Hope and… Continue reading The JD: Unplugged #10

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The JD: Unplugged #9

Welcome everyone to episode #9 of The JD: Unplugged! Today we have a guest: Kelechi Ofoha, creator and host of Kelechi TV. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs22C2JFVLnyuPaaeukFVHw The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Business independence -Politicians failing -Finding work -Helping others -Onlyfans -Sound of Metal and finding stillness -Karma -Visual information #Canada #Podcast #Unplugged

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The JD: Unplugged #8

Welcome everyone to episode #7 of The JD: Unplugged! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Festival food (raised without crans) -Politicians going on vacation -New Year -A 15-year-long dream -Daylight savings -Vaccines -Overthinking -YouTube doc and Sorry to Bother You -Lifetime of work -Art and business #Canada #Podcast #Unplugged

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The JD: Unplugged #7

Welcome everyone to episode #7 of The JD: Unplugged! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Location situations -Edgy horror movies -The Wilds, peak boredom -What constitutes true struggles -Moral dilemmas

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The JD: Unplugged #3

Welcome everyone to episode #3 of The JD: Unplugged. Today we welcome Joe Van's sister to the conversation! The topics we cover in today's episode are: -Our locations -Protest -Lockdown -Businesses and taxes -Toilet paper rolls -Sundays or Mondays -Gendered roles -Mini worlds and babies -Dumb names -Scissors -Mandelbrots

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The JD: Unplugged #1

Welcome everyone to Derron and Joe's newest podcast series titled: The JD: Unplugged! For episode one we have on friend of the show Aidan from Movie Motel, to talk all things current in our crazy world. We had a blast opening this first chapter and we hope you all enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GZQfthyUVU&t=29s

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AA EH 16

Welcome back everyone to the AA EH, also known as the Triple A podcast! Where we talk everything AA from alcoholism to recovery. On this episode we review the sequel to The Shining: Doctor Sleep, and discuss our takes on its portrayal of alcoholism. Enjoy! #AAEH #Alcoholism #DoctorSleep

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The Final Frontier

https://youtu.be/eTK5G2npZl0 It's hard to articulate, but the void; a word to describe nothing... Nothing, that isn't a thing, but a lack of, like the space between atoms, is the only thing that existed for all of us before we were born. This milestone edition of Thoughts is on the topic: the Final Frontier. None of… Continue reading The Final Frontier

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AA EH 14

Welcome back everyone to the AA EH, also known as the triple A podcast! Where we talk everything AA from alcoholism to recovery. Today's episode is special in that we have our very first guest on to talk with us! You'll soon find that he comes from quite the distance away but it does nothing… Continue reading AA EH 14

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Halloween

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.(The Rocky Horror Picture Show) Be afraid... Be very afraid.(The Fly) It's Halloween, everyone's entitled to one good scare.(Halloween) Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble!(Macbeth) The ghosts are bad but the one that’s cursed, is the headless horseman; he’s… Continue reading Halloween

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Thoughts 47: Life in 100 Years

In episode forty-seven of Thoughts, I ask you to join me in a thought experiment! We ponder the question: What will life look like in one-hundred years? We go over governments and infrastructure, to human lifespans and potential events. I hope to hear from y'all. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/hdV1QPfoq4s

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Thoughts 46: Where Did We Come From? Part Two

In episode forty-six of Thoughts, I continue our journey through the deep history of our species. What did we create on our own and what came instilled in us? How long did we wonder, and what traces of our ancestors can be seen in us today? I hope you all enjoy this take! It was… Continue reading Thoughts 46: Where Did We Come From? Part Two

Thoughts

Work and Happiness

Welcome back everyone to another thought piece by me, ya boy, Joe Van. Today we will be covering work life, and general daily happiness. I first named this piece 'Work', but considering most peoples' work takes up a majority of their life, I had to include happiness. Imagine if humans had the same sleeping cycle… Continue reading Work and Happiness

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Thoughts 45: Aliens

In episode forty-five of Thoughts, I dive deep into the history and lore of aliens, what the word means, and how we've come to understand the possibility of other lifeforms in the universe. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/qIz_3cuvvn0

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Life in One-Hundred Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdV1QPfoq4s&t=67s Hello everyone and welcome back to another thought piece by me, ya boy, Joe Van! Today... well, today we will be doing a thought experiment. It's one that has been done a million times before by a million people, ad infinitum, and it's one I want to encourage all of you to do with… Continue reading Life in One-Hundred Years

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AA EH 13

Welcome back to the AA EH, also known as the triple A podcast! Where we talk everything from alcoholism to recovery. Today's episode we dive into the Kubrick classic: The Shining. We review the film under our alcoholism lens to dissect how possession is played out in the movie for Jack Nicholson's character. It's a… Continue reading AA EH 13

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Thoughts 44: Where Did We Come From?

In episode forty-four of Thoughts, I go over the vast account of our ancestral lineage. From creation myth, to ancient aliens, to the facts, our time on Earth has been unfathomably long. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/yCY_NR-Ti5Q

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SP 62: Shadows of Simulations

Welcome to episode 62 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! In this episode I talk again, for the third time, with our first new guest post-COVID! This time we go over whether or not all of reality is simulated. We also talk about ideas, emotions, the concept of the 4th physical dimension, and personal beliefs. Enjoy!

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Where Did We Come From? Part Two

What Is It Like to Be a Bat? is a paper that was written by American philosopher Thomas Nagel, first published in 1974. It was the public's introduction to the idea of, not only, 'I think; therefore I am,' but, 'there must be ways in which it is like to be something, other than our… Continue reading Where Did We Come From? Part Two

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AA EH 12

Welcome back the AA EH, also known as the triple A podcast! Where we talk everything from alcoholism to recovery. Today's episode we do a movie review of the film: Flight, starring Denzel Washington. It a harrowing film of the effects alcoholism has over those suffering. While Denzel's character is a high-functioning alcoholic, it still… Continue reading AA EH 12

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SP 61: Physiotherapy

Welcome to episode 61 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! In this episode I interview a newly acquainted gentleman and professional who specializes in the therapy of the body. In his words, he 'beats people up until they're better'. I couldn't have put it better myself. Enjoy!

Thoughts

Aliens

What's that, in the sky? It's a bird! A plane! No, it's a U.F.O. BRO! Holy S**T Bro WHAT THE F**K?! Hey everybody and welcome back to another thought piece by me, ya boy, Joe Van! Today we will be going over the topic of aliens! Whether you mean people from another country, an unusual… Continue reading Aliens

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AA EH 11

Welcome back everyone to the AA EH! Also known as the triple A podcast, where we talk everything from alcoholism to recovery. In this episode we go over societal norms around drinking and how smoking has changed. As well as the potential inclusions of parties for the future. Enjoy!

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Thoughts 41: Introductions

In episode forty-one of Thoughts, I read to you guys from the beginning page of my four completed novels. I start the narrative with a mini thought piece to prime y'all for the what the story will cover. Let me know if you guys liked this video however you can! It's greatly appreciated. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/sTaHpVYMSbc

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AA EH 10: Introduction To This Pod

Everyone welcome the 3rd and newest series to this RSS feed! The AA EH, also known as the triple A podcast! Where we talk everything AA from alcoholism to recovery. Co-hosted by Joe Van and Derron G. In our 10th episode, we catch everyone up to speed with the two of us and how we've… Continue reading AA EH 10: Introduction To This Pod

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Thoughts 40: Reality

In episode forty of Thoughts, I talk about the one thing we all perceive yet all perceive differently: reality. I go over how much we know or could know about reality, along with how our minds construct the reality we all personally experience. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/ZI_DSEB62pE

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Where Did We Come From?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCY_NR-Ti5Q Well, once upon a time, Adam and Eve were made by God. According to the creation myth of the Abrahamic religions, they were the first man and woman. Okay, okay, I'm just messin' with you, but for the longest time this story and others (where we all came from one pair) was the only answer we would get… Continue reading Where Did We Come From?

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Filberts

Great Value Deluxe Mixed Nuts (with 40% cashews) houses many nuts, one of them being hazelnuts... but on the packaging they refer to hazelnuts as filberts. My girlfriend wondered at first what filberts were and why they didn't put hazelnuts on the can. Great Value isn't a Canadian brand as it is owned by Walmart,… Continue reading Filberts

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Thoughts 38: Ending Adolescence

In episode thirty-eight of Thoughts, I talk about growing up, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Life holds so many changes for us and we've charted them to great detail, save narrowly for the ending of adolescence, in my mind. I go over this and what it means to really grow up. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/roRjSVP5K0M

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States of Consciousness

When I put together my visualized Thoughts piece: Reality, (that you may or may not have seen yet depending on when you're reading this,) I used psychedelic visuals to start the video, yet at no point did I talk about the mind in that altered state, only that hallucinations are to be taken with care...… Continue reading States of Consciousness

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Thoughts 37: The Legend of Zelda

In episode thirty-seven of Thoughts, I talk about Nintendo's beloved video game franchise: the Legend of Zelda! With its countless iterations, each one reviving the characters we know and love, the Zelda series covers vast generations. Have you played any Legend of Zelda games? Let me know! https://youtu.be/4XCtkqIEJHc

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Reality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_DSEB62pE What starts as something almost too simple to even think about, reality is so secretly perplexing that doing a deep dive into what we know will leave one floored. The truth is, we know very little about how we are here. The Big Bang theory is still the best possible take on how our… Continue reading Reality

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Astrology

Before getting into it, I just wanted to preface this piece by saying that if you believe in astrology, turn away now! I come at it with my biases and am rude to the subject. Now, with that said... Ahh the reading of one's psychology through the motion of planets and stars, peak science. Welcome… Continue reading Astrology

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Ending Adolescence

Adolescence itself is the period following the onset of puberty, during which a young person develops from a child into an adult. We all know about adolescence. Aside from us personally experiencing it, countless coming-of-age movies and shows cover it. Most of the other major life changes are covered as well. Growing up is a… Continue reading Ending Adolescence

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Proper Introductions 2020

https://youtu.be/Am2x4AGUzp0 Hello one and all! Check out my YouTube channel found through this video here or in my CHANNELS page. I'd love to have a conversation with you about any of the topics I've talked about, and the others I have yet to! Let me know what you think anywhere you can comment, and enjoy!

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SP 60: Beautiful Simplicity

Welcome to episode 60 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! In this episode I bring back my first new guest post COVID-19 to continue our deep dive into various subjects! We cover the economy and how by not increasing pay during something like inflation IS in itself an action, we cover our earliest memories, health and… Continue reading SP 60: Beautiful Simplicity

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The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a video game franchise where you play a silent-type heroic character clad in green, that fights the flood- wait! Wait waitwait, wrong franchise. Sorry. In the Legend of Zelda, you play as a character appointed by your commanding nation to quell the forces against your kind, harnessing little more than… Continue reading The Legend of Zelda

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SP 59: Context

Welcome to episode 59 of Joe Van’s Secret Podcast! Today I have on my fifth guest post COVID-19. We waste no time jumping into Ang Lee's discography, conspiracies- both ludicrous and true, how separation leads to hate, the new viral 'woke and racist' skit on Twitter, Oakville's checkered past AND present, why Canada should not… Continue reading SP 59: Context

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SP 58: What we Observe

Welcome to episode 58 of Joe Van’s Secret Podcast! Today I have my first NEW guest, post COVID-19. We waste no time jumping into heavy topics such as belief, hard concepts that will ne'er have an answer, working to learn how you want to work, and living situations. It was a blast to have him… Continue reading SP 58: What we Observe

Thoughts

Tolerance

When you think of tolerance, do you think of physical tolerance, or philosophical tolerance? The capacity to endure continued subjection to something, be it a drug, transplant, antigen, or environmental conditions, without adverse reaction, is physical tolerance. The ability or willingness to forbear something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does… Continue reading Tolerance

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Late Nights

I gave you guys a late night thought of mine in Transient Thoughts, and here I just wanted to talk about late nights in general. They are the time of a 24 hour cycle where most people are asleep. It's when it's quietest in your corner of the world, and it's when deep thoughts can… Continue reading Late Nights

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Joe Van Recommends

https://youtu.be/J42QWgMhFcU Hey everybody! It's ya boy, Joe Van, comin' back at ya with another piece, but this one's different from the rest. In this piece I wanted to recommend some YouTube channels to you guys. These channels are ones I've come across over years of binge-watching YouTuber content. So, they'll come in no particular order,… Continue reading Joe Van Recommends

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Fame

Shamans and heroes! Serial killers and singers! Fame. The subject of fame is cool as hell because it's one of those other things that's completely unique to humans. It's the state of being known or talked about by many people, especially on account of notable achievements. People the world over know who Tom Cruise is.… Continue reading Fame

Thoughts

Language

At my elementary school, when you rose to grade five, you were inducted to the fictional island of Foo. You learned their language and pastime sports, and near the end of the year you would compete with your peers to claim victory in each category. That was the first and only time I truly learned… Continue reading Language

Thoughts

The Conflict with Conflict

Does life need conflict? More specifically, do humans need conflict in our lives to keep things interesting? Just look at animals in zoos for Pete's sake. They got no worries in the world, but also nothing to do. Good stories certainly need conflict. And states of higher consciousness or enlightenment are merely momentary, so it… Continue reading The Conflict with Conflict

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Halo

https://youtu.be/JUIsH7grZW0 When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its majesty? Before I jump into the video game that I'm actually referring to, let's cover the other uses of the word. A halo is a disk or circle of light shown surrounding or above the head of a saint or holy person to represent… Continue reading Halo

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Love

Love is compassion and attraction. It's kindness and well wishes. It's hidden magic, being in it, and something worth fighting for. If life is a game, love is the prize! It's the one thing everyone wants. But does true love really exist? Sorry to keep playing the word game with you guys, but let's look… Continue reading Love

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SP 57: Simulated Frights

Welcome to episode 57 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! Today I have another 2nd time returning guest come back from the top of the year to discuss their experience during Canada's quarantine time. We talk about Black Lives Matters protests, films to watch, Jay-walking, what the odds are that we live in a simulated reality,… Continue reading SP 57: Simulated Frights

Thoughts

Strength and Power

Strength! Power! Austin POWERS. What is strength, and what is power? Strength is physical, and strength is emotional. Power is external control and authority, and control is an illusion. So what does that say about the people seeking power? One could say they're chasing a fleeting dream, like chasing the pink dragon- something they might… Continue reading Strength and Power

Thoughts

The Follies of Consciousness

There will be people that can argue to a good point that human consciousness is a part of evolution, but my intuition says it just ain't! Hence my title: The Follies of Consciousness. First, what is consciousness? Consciousness is the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world. In shorter words; self-awareness.… Continue reading The Follies of Consciousness

Thoughts

Determinism

Is determinism the truth of reality? For starters, what is the idea of determinism and what are its counters? Determinism is the philosophical belief that all events are determined completely by previously existing causes. Causal determinism in physics is known as cause-and-effect. It is the concept that events within a given paradigm are bound by… Continue reading Determinism

Spoken Thoughts

Another Reading

Hey everyone! Here's another video of me reading a sample of my writing. This time it's the very beginning of my first book: Deviance. I hope you enjoy! For those hooked and want more, if you google smashwords and search my full name: Joseph Van Landschoot, you can find Deviance as an ebook for free!

Thoughts

Fear

Fear is tucking your daughter in for the night only to realize once you've closed the door that you don't have a daughter. Fear is laying in bed as a figure walks into your room from the hallway and you can't move. Fear is being three hours into a hike and hearing a crunch beside… Continue reading Fear

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SP 56: Check Yourself

Welcome to #56 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast! Here I talk to another returning guest about her early past, quarantining with friends, what the point or lack-there-of is regarding the theory that reality is a simulation, and virtual babysitting among other things. She was a treat to have on and I hope you all enjoy!

Poetry, Random

Album Covers of our Cosmos

This is visual poetry, not brought to you by myself but by NASA. I just thought I'd share it on my website. These images have been rendered in all their beauty for free to the general public; the ones below are my favourites of the bunch. You can find all of the posters by searching… Continue reading Album Covers of our Cosmos

Thoughts

The Good Life

What constitutes living a good life? While individual happiness is particular to each person, general well being is quantifiable. A good life includes a healthy diet, or healthy enough for you to still enjoy what you're eating, a moderate fitness regiment, an open dialogue with your inner circle of loved ones, and having a life… Continue reading The Good Life

Thoughts

Substance Abuse

How does someone find themselves at the receiving end of a destructive habit? No one plans to live a life of degradation. It's something that happens slowly, like a frog in boiling water. One doesn't notice that certain actions have a predictive outcome of addiction until they reach that point down the line. It can… Continue reading Substance Abuse

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Identities

Identities! Also known as personalities made from a collection of memories. I've written about the concept of identities in bits and pieces throughout my blog, like in Duality and Perspective, but I think it deserves it's own work down. Would the ninth grade version of yourself even recognize you? Are you still you if you… Continue reading Identities

Thoughts

Dyson Spheres

One one-billionth of the Sun's total energy output actually reaches Earth. Of all the energy that does reach Earth, 34 percent is reflected back to space by clouds. The Earth itself reflects another 66 percent back to space. Wouldn't it be great if we could harness even one percent of the Sun's energy? That thought… Continue reading Dyson Spheres

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Sexuality

Sexuality is both praised and abhorred in society. It's either handled with exuberance or repression, the latter form there arguably running both the show and amok in the western world. The current dominant religions are clearly against it, yet have their own twisted viewpoint on what it even is. Everyone remembers when puberty really changed… Continue reading Sexuality

Thoughts

Attention

"Adults with ADHD who are undiagnosed and untreated in childhood are at greater risk of low self-esteem, substance abuse, anxiety and depression," Labour’s shadow minister for mental health, Barbara Keeleyshe says. "Despite the serious problems that adults with undiagnosed ADHD face, many living with the condition say it has had a positive impact on their… Continue reading Attention

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End of an Era

Hello adoring fans! I just wanted to make an announcement that future installations of the Joe Van Secret Podcast will no longer be named by season, and will no longer be weekly! I thank you all so much for tuning in, and appreciate your future time with us. This is the end of an era,… Continue reading End of an Era

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S2 E22: Societies of our Time

Happy New Year and new decade my fellow dudes! On #47 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast, my guest from last week returns, making it the first ever back-to-back interview! Also clocking in as the longest episode so far, we discuss her early world and how she came to be city-neighbours with me. We talk about… Continue reading S2 E22: Societies of our Time

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S2 E21: The Plan

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! On #46 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast, I interview a public health worker in the criminal justice world. We talk about finding one's path, community, authority, justice advocacy, the entertainment world, belief and judgment, the holiday of Eid, the British royal family, one race, and climate change consequences.

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S2 E10: Breathing with Meaning

On season two, episode ten, Joe Van's Secret Podcast #35, I talk with two amazing people at the end of my first LSD experience. We discuss shows we were raised with, outdated metro-sexuality, taking advantage of the social market, magic mushrooms, k-holes, Macbeth, LOVE, women's rights, and my own little book plug.

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S2 E8: The Great Canadian Debate Finale

Part FOUR and finale of the great Canadian debate... and episode #33 of Joe Van's Secret Podcast, I talk again with Bobby Rose and Big L on the topics of climate change action, mandatory military, females in combat, the death penalty, euthanasia, abortion, the burka and feminism. We finish things by agreeing to disagree, and… Continue reading S2 E8: The Great Canadian Debate Finale

Poetry

Periphery

The walls of my vision split like an atom, bursting a billion stars like plastered plastic barbies reduced to pellets. Gaseous particles bomb the dark for their friends to see, in the cold of an endless night for a tiny fleeting light. My hearing shatters at the point of heart break, falling deaf on the… Continue reading Periphery

Thoughts

How Hollywood Moves Ideas

Culture: Reflected and Shaped by Movies Joseph Van Landschoot               The Matrix changed how mainstream audiences thought about reality. Through Star Wars, a fan community formed where people made life-long friendships and even families. Us now holds the record for highest grossing original horror film on opening weekend, (Box Office Mojo,) ushering in new… Continue reading How Hollywood Moves Ideas

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Why Care About The Movies You See?

How the Average Moviegoer Votes with Their Wallet Over 48% of the U.S./Canadian yearly box office income is from moviegoers that frequent the theatres one or more times in a month, (source: M.P.A.A. theatre market statistics 2016,) so it’s safe to say that the rest of the money made comes from blockbusters. The top five… Continue reading Why Care About The Movies You See?

Random, Thoughts

Imagine

Imagine that every person had inside them a blob. This blob would move about throughout their larger life-force, dark and destructive. It would give them sensations to run, or to fight. It would make them see red, or give them tunnel vision. The blob would do its best to create downward spirals. It was all… Continue reading Imagine

Plugs

A Slice of Land of Ene: Birth of A King

This is a little something from the beginning of the book to let all know what kind of story the third chapter of the True Volition Hexalogy will be. I hope you enjoy!   Light from the night sky shown on an abandoned shack that sat by itself in a flat grassy plain just south… Continue reading A Slice of Land of Ene: Birth of A King

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Twelve Certainties and Suggestions

The twelve things of life: You were born of a consequence of programming, not of divine intention. Just because nature has instilled instincts in you, does not mean those instincts are rightful. Moderation in all affairs is not only the key to longevity, but healthy prosperity. Letting go and moving forward is the only way… Continue reading Twelve Certainties and Suggestions

Poetry

Strange

Strange it always comes in the night, where all my mind that eyes can't hide reveal the side thought sterilized; a doctor and a mister. Two sides to a coin, once believed one eloign, but nevermore, lest delusion be reborn. They live inside me, fazed to a non-existent centre, inside which I might find peace… Continue reading Strange