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Conversations With Dennis Tardan

29 EpisodesProduced by Dennis TardanWebsite

"Human beings talking to human beings about the human experience."

29 Episodes | 2020

A Conversation with Michael S. A. Graziano

September 2nd, 2020


Pre-script.... We recorded this episode in May 2020 and I got so engaged I started calling Michael, "Steven" during the episode.  I was so engaged.  Well, fortunately for me, Steven is his 2nd name!  I so enjoyed this …

A Conversation with Brien Foster Allen

August 28th, 2020


A message from Brien:  My name is Brien, and I’m a musician, a scientist, and a thinker. From a very young age, I’ve been captivated by the deepest underpinnings of our cosmos, and how they all connect. 

As I’ve aged, …

A (second) Conversation with Laurie Bell

August 23rd, 2020


In August of 2020, I had this 2nd conversation with Laurie Bell

Laurie Blalock Bell was first of six children in a strictly run military family. She …

A (first) Conversation with Bart Loeser

August 4th, 2020


Bart Loeser has been a professional educator, coach and trainer for over 25 years.  Through his company, JBL Events, he is currently a corporate trainer and professional coach specializing in the interpersonal skills …

A Conversation with Christy Bullen

June 22nd, 2020


I had this lovely conversation with Christy Bullen on Jun 1, 2020.  Christy is a musician from Suffolk, UK. With the ability to play multiple …

A (first) Conversation with Huey Fischer

June 18th, 2020


Huey Fischer and I had this conversation in August of 2011.  In 2020, Huey graduated from law school and continues his advocacy.

Here is how I …

A Conversation with Susie Albin-Najera

June 12th, 2020


I had this first conversation with Susie in the summer of 2011. 

Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern …

A (first) Conversation with Aprill Brandon

June 12th, 2020


This conversation happened in June of 2011.  Oh, the water that has passed under the bridge since then!  For all of us.

I met Aprill when she was a …

A Conversation with Max Gail

June 4th, 2020


This podcast was one of my first in 2011 with the actor and activist Max Gail.

In 1979, Barney Miller was a major hit television series on ABC in the fourth year of its seven year run.  Max Gail starred in the ensemble …

A Conversation with Emma Knight

May 24th, 2020


Emma Knight is the creator of the new YouTube channel “Home Emmanomics.”

Emma and I had this conversation on May 8, 2020.

Emma lives in a small intentional …

A(nother) conversation with Renée Yaworsky - Buffy S1 recap

May 20th, 2020


For all the fans and followers of Renée Yaworsky who have been nagging her to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she finally HAS!!!!  Here are her …

A Conversation with Maher Matta

May 18th, 2020


Comedian Maher Matta has been performing comedy since college and has performed at various comedy clubs and festivals throughout the country. Maher …

A Conversation with Ruven Govender

May 17th, 2020


Ruven Govender and I had this conversation -- him in Australia and me in Texas -- in May of 2020.

He has been featured at every major comedy festival Australia & NZ has to offer.  Ruven has had a number of TV …

A Conversation with Koen Bertels

May 15th, 2020


Koen and I had this wide ranging and fascinating conversation on May 15, 2020.

Koen Bertels is the head of the Quantum Computer Architectures Lab.  He currently focus on Quantum Computing and more specifically on the …

A Conversation with Betsy West

May 12th, 2020


Betsy West is the director/producer of RBG (Magnolia, Participant, CNN Films, 2018) along with Julie Cohen. She is a 21-time Emmy Award winner for …

A Conversation with Renée Yaworsky and Clay Boykin on "The Search of the New Compassionate Male"

May 9th, 2020


This podcast was recorded on May 7, 2020.  Renée Yoworsky, Clay Boykin and I discuss Clay's spearheading of the Search of the New Compassionate Male and why the world needs this so much at this time of great change and …

A (first) Conversation with Ross MacPhee

May 6th, 2020


Ross MacPhee is a paleomammalogist on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where he has worked since 1988. He has conducted more than 50 expeditions in many parts of the …

A Conversation with Dr. James Crowe

May 6th, 2020


This conversation with Dr. Crowe was recorded on April 5, 2020, while much of the US was on lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. James Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell …

A Conversation with Laura Redfern

May 5th, 2020


I had this conversation with Laura on March 20, 2019. Oh, so long ago…

A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

May 4th, 2020


In December of 2011, I learned of I serendipitously learned of Charles through a YouTube video on the lessons learned from and going forward from the Occupy Wall Street movement.  I was so impressed by his mind, his …

A Conversation with Mike P. Burton

May 3rd, 2020


Mike P. Burton grew up in North Carolina and Delaware, listening to George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, and Steven Wright. He moved to New York after …

A Conversation with Dr. James Crowe

May 3rd, 2020


Dr. James Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology …

A Conversation with Dr. Don Thomas

May 2nd, 2020


Dr. Don Thomas is an astronaut, scientist, professional speaker, educator, and author of Orbit of Discovery about his STS-70 mission aboard space shuttle Discovery.  A veteran of four flights, Don has spent 44 days in …

A Conversation with Sara MacSorley

May 2nd, 2020


This "A Conversation with..." was recorded on April 8, 2020

Sara MacSorley started her career as a super cool science major with a degree in marine …

A Conversation with Marnix Pauwels

May 2nd, 2020


Recorded April 9, 2020.   Marnix Pauwels is a writer and coach based in Amsterdam.  Here is Marnix in his own words:

Yeah, I know the dark side. I did the booze and the drugs and the cigarettes. I suffered through years …

A (first) Conversation with Kevin Biegel

April 27th, 2020


This conversation was recorded in 2014 was Kevin was coming to Austin Texas for the ATX Television Festival to promote his series, "Enlisted", we had this conversation in advance of the festival.  Among other many other …

A (first) Conversation with Adam Frank

April 20th, 2020


Dr. Adam Frank and Dennis talk personal histories, astrophysics, spirituality, Zen Buddhism, and more...

Adam Frank is a Professor of Astrophysics at …

A (first) Conversation with Clifford Johnson

April 20th, 2020


Clifford and Dennis have a conversation the early years in Clifford's life....

Clifford Johnson April 16 2020.  Professor Clifford V. Johnson’s work …

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