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The Palmer Files Podcast

74 EpisodesProduced by Agent PalmerWebsite

A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

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Creating More and Stressing Less with Janice Webber

June 28th, 2022

1:02:57

Episode 74 features Janice Webber, a long-time physiotherapist who is taking her business sense and her artistic abilities and looking to create an art academy. We discuss how she arrived where she is, what she’s …

Getting into the Kitchen with Foodball's Zach Martin

June 14th, 2022

1:13:12

Episode 73 features Zach Martin, host of the Foodball podcast. We discuss our cooking origins and inspirations, our cooking journeys, food is a part of that conversation, as well as the origin of foodball, cook vs chef, …

Passes and Patterns talking Canadian Football and Engineering with Coach Chris Clement

May 31st, 2022

1:05:46

Episode 72 features Coach Chris Clement, an industrial engineer by profession and football coach by passion. We discuss his football coaching journey, mainly Canadian football, his path to industrial engineering, how …

From Policy to The Pulpit with Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman

May 17th, 2022

1:11:19

Episode 71 features Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman, who along with being a rabbi is also a sports blogger, an author, a father, and of course all of the other hats that come along with being a rabbi. We discuss his path from …

Talking Science Communication with Dr. Yanas Kisten

May 3rd, 2022

1:03:02

Episode 70 features Dr. Yanas Kisten, a marine biologist by day and the force behind Geekoscopy by night. We discuss how academia and his other …

40 Cups of Coffee with Jennifer Montgomery

April 19th, 2022

1:03:43

Episode 69 features Jennifer Montgomery, who is not only a connoisseur of coffee but founded a company named 40 Cups of Coffee. We discuss how 40 Cups came to be, networking with a purpose, career transitions, being …

A Khanversation with Khan

April 5th, 2022

1:04:01

Episode 68 features Khan who you may know from his streams or the many emotes of his which populate Twitch, his merchandise, or his coffee. We …

A Fun and Supportive Conversation with J.D. of Veritas Fit

March 22nd, 2022

1:09:23

Episode 67 features J.D. the founder of Veritas Fit and a mental health coach and advocate who is here because we should all be challenged more to …

Soaring with Taylor Shanklin

March 8th, 2022

1:16:43

Episode 66 features Taylor Shanklin, who is not only a motivational speaker and TED Talk veteran but also CEO and founder of Barlele, which also happens to make Taylor my current boss. We talk about why I was hired, …

Keeping the beat with Jason Collins

February 22nd, 2022

1:12:34

Episode 65 features Jason Collins, who is not only a more charismatic Nick Burns Your Company's Computer Guy, but he's a friend I've reconnected …

Caffeinated and Candid with Matt Lady

February 8th, 2022

1:11:13

Episode 64 features Matt Lady, who dabbling in many directions professionally and is personally working towards something as you’ll soon discover. We discuss side projects, entrepreneurship, timing, celebrating others, …

A Conversation with Janae Ivery

January 25th, 2022

1:13:20

Episode 63 features Janae Ivery, who you may not know yet, who is co-hosting the Girls Go Books Deep Podcast, and who’s preparing to break into all of the mediums. We discuss on-screen representation, why can’t all …

Collecting, Consuming, and Creating with Jeff Quest

January 11th, 2022

1:09:30

Episode 62 features Jeff Quest, who you may know from Spywrite or any number of his spy-related podcasts. We discuss blogging and collecting, reading …

One Final Question: Volume Two

December 28th, 2021

55:47

Episode 61 features Chris, Bill, Amy, Becca, Lauren, Ilana, Ethan, Corey, and my Mom. Discussing the future, the past, and a few things in between from the "One Final Question" after-credits of The Palmer Files podcast.

The Origin of a Librarian with Matt Kiefer

December 14th, 2021

1:09:04

Episode 60 features Matt Kiefer who is here to discuss his career as a librarian. As you’ll soon learn it’s not just the Dewey decimal system and shushing people. It’s a library of things and events plus, growing into …

A Producer's Life for Us with Evelien

November 30th, 2021

1:04:07

Episode 59 features Evelien, a producer, who is here to discuss her day job as a producer, where we both agree no one has any clue what a producer does, excepting that it is important and integral to many mediums, plus …

A Lawyer, Life, and Lessons with Robert Eskra

November 16th, 2021

1:16:45

Episode 58 features Professor Robert Eskra, Esquire, a lawyer turned teacher, who is here to tell the tale of how he became a lawyer and then why he isn’t as well as higher education, the archer’s mindset, being a jack …

Talking Mathematics and Two Paths Diverged with Sam Leitermann

November 2nd, 2021

1:11:02

Episode 57 features Sam Leiterman, a mathematician and teacher, who came on to discuss math, and we do before taking a left turn to talk about books, …

A Conversation with Skye Pillsbury

October 19th, 2021

1:25:18

Episode 56 features Skye Pillsbury, publicist, writer, journalist, marketer, technologist, and wearer of many other hats. We talk about technology, …

Writing, Reading, and Coffee with Kjell Vandevyvere of Coffee and Pens

October 5th, 2021

1:13:02

Episode 55 features Kjell Vandevyvere creator of Coffee and Pens, future author, current newsletter purveyor, blogger, and podcaster. We discuss writing and reading, process and organization, where writing actually …

Blog wise, Filmwhys, and Bubbawheat: A Conversation with Nathan Withrow

September 21st, 2021

1:11:55

Episode 54 features Nathan Withrow a.k.a. Bubbawheat the creator of the blog Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights as well as, podcasts such as Filmwhys and It's Time to Rewind. We discuss being creators, writing, branding, …

Agent Palmer: Behind the Microphone

September 7th, 2021

32:17

Episode 53 features Agent Palmer: Behind the Microphone. As you'll hear in his own words, the unabridged story from blogger to podcaster, with a few other titles and positions along the way.

Other Podcasts mentioned …

Celebrations and Anniversaries with Christopher J Hughes

August 24th, 2021

1:11:19

Episode 52 features the return of Christopher J Hughes, aka Agent Parker, aka TriforceDad1984. We talk about anniversaries and celebrations, sentimentalities, traditions, attempt to understand how we got here, and much …

UnArchaeology with Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist

August 10th, 2021

1:15:35

Episode 51 features the return of Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist who is here to discuss UnArchaeology. What it is, how it came to be, how it went, …

A Conversation with Sybil Stershic a.k.a. My Mom

July 27th, 2021

1:24:04

Episode 50 features a very special guest, Sybil Stershic a.k.a my Mom. We discuss starting her own business, internal marketing and communication, …

Life through the Lens with Anthony Quintano

July 13th, 2021

1:02:17

Episode 49 features Anthony Quintano; journalist, visual storyteller, photographer, and someone who’s looking to and has made a mark. We discuss …

Content, Community, and Character with Kate Wallinga

June 29th, 2021

1:15:22

Episode 48 features Kate Wallinga host of Ignorance Was Bliss, a podcast that has transformed over its lifetime into a show, much like this one, full …

From The Hobbit to Signum University with The Tolkien Professor

June 15th, 2021

1:20:43

Episode 47 features The Tolkien Professor, Dr. Corey Olsen, founder and president of Signum University and the longtime host of The Tolkien Professor …

Pictures, Props, and Podcasts with Shawn McBee

June 1st, 2021

1:10:53

Episode 46 features Shawn McBee, a graphic designer for television and film with credits like Stargirl, Preacher, Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, and …

A conversation with DIGTECH founder Chris Webster

May 18th, 2021

1:14:56

Episode 45 features Chris Webster, founder of DIGTECH, co-founder of the Archaeology Podcast Network, and a podcaster in his own right; he’s here to …

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks with Ethan Gilsdorf

May 4th, 2021

1:14:31

Episode 44 features Ethan Gilsdorf, journalist, teacher, essayist, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. We discuss his book, how gaming is important to who we are, being creatives, finding your place, and so much …

A Little Conversation with Ilana Levine

April 20th, 2021

49:18

Episode 43 features Ilana Levine, host of Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine and a star or stage and screen. We discuss the magic of live performance, creative conversations, nervous energy, and so much more.

During …

One Final Question: Volume One

April 6th, 2021

52:57

Episode 42 features Bill, Dan, Tristan, Geoffry, Paula, Sara, Neil, Brian, Nia, Shane, and Andrew. Discussing Projects, origins, survival, and more …

Survival and Entrepreneurship with Tina Hamilton

March 23rd, 2021

1:07:52

Episode 41 features Tina Hamilton, CEO of My HR Partner, and the daughter of a holocaust survivor and cuban refugee. We discuss the strength she got …

From the Edge of the World with Joel Mengel

March 9th, 2021

1:16:34

Episode 40 features Joel Mengel creator of The Edge of The World Broadcast, a zombie apocalypse podcast that he wrote, created, edited, and produced. We discuss all of those processes, plus inspirations, working with …

The Story of a Creative Entrepreneur with Lauren Beck

February 23rd, 2021

1:14:03

Episode 39 features Lauren Beck, an artist, creator, teacher, and entrepreneur (Ren and Ink) who is defined as much by the decisions she has made as she is the things she creates. We discuss what makes an artist, …

Inputs and Outputs with Rebecca Seidel

February 9th, 2021

1:09:51

Episode 38 features Rebecca Seidel, an audio producer for Marvel who works on all stages of the audio production. We discuss being a professional audio producer, intellectual and creative inputs and outputs, playing the …

Edward O'Hare is "The Movie Guy"

January 26th, 2021

1:09:39

Episode 37 features Edward O’Hare, who is here in his official capacity as “the movie guy.” We discuss what that means, what to call the things we watch on the big screen, lists, Oscar, and much much more.

During the …

Health and Wellness with Author Sally Handlon

January 12th, 2021

1:00:08

Episode 36 features author Sally Handlon, who wrote "Your Journey to Aging Well: Drink, Move, Eat Sleep," which we discuss the inspirations for and aspirations of during the episode, plus maybe through the example of …

Space with Amy Shira Teitel

December 29th, 2020

1:14:02

Episode 35 features Space Flight Historian Amy Shira Title, who may have the coolest job and the best job title around. We discuss our shared …

The Origin of Nick D's Video Game Vault with Nick DeMarco

December 15th, 2020

1:15:35

Episode 34 with my old friend Nick DeMarco, owner of Nick D's Video Game Vault, who is here to discuss our shared collegiate pas, what we thought …

LEGO with Mike Laybourne

December 1st, 2020

1:15:21

Episode 33 with fellow agent Mike Laybourne (Agent Hunt), who has written about LEGO on AgentPalmer.com and is on the show to talk about our favorite plastic bricks. When we started, how we came back to them, why we …

Nophek Gloss with Author Essa Hansen

November 17th, 2020

1:21:45

Episode 32 features the return of Essa Hansen (also Nia) to discuss her book Nophek Gloss, which is the first book of The Graven Trilogy, as well as, first work and second work, universal truths, and process.

If you …

Video Games with Andy Spiteri

November 3rd, 2020

1:13:35

Episode 31 features Andy Spiteri, Editor-in-chief of Zelda Dungeon and host of The Champions' Cast, Omega Metroid, and Virtual Theater, who joins me to discuss video games; why we like them, why they are important, and …

Fighting for What's Right with Author Alan Jennings

October 20th, 2020

1:05:23

Episode 30 features Alan Jennings, author of the book The Pursuit of Fairness and perhaps the most motivated person on the planet. Alan has done a lot to improve the bad to better, and we discuss that plus non-profit …

Computer History with Sean Haas

October 6th, 2020

1:15:18

Episode 29 features Sean Haas, host and creator of Advent of Computing, "a podcast about the shocking, intriguing, and all too often relevant history of computing. A lot of little things we take for granted today have …

Friendship: Episode IV - Chris Maier

September 22nd, 2020

1:16:29

Episode 28 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Chris Maier as the fourth of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close.

What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others …

Friendship: Episode III - Bill Sweeney

September 8th, 2020

1:21:39

Episode 27 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Bill Sweeney as the third of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close.

What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others …

Friendship: Episode II - Christopher J. Hughes

August 25th, 2020

1:19:52

Episode 26 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Christopher J. Hughes as the second of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close.

What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and …

Friendship: Episode I - Jason Zapata

August 11th, 2020

1:19:43

Episode 25 features a friend of Agent Palmer's Jason Zapata as the first of a four-part series on friendship by examining one up close.

What you are about to hear is simple and yet complex. This episode and the others …

To Change Your Luck by Jason Stershic

July 28th, 2020

54:37

Episode 24 features Agent Palmer (Jason Stershic) remastering the radio program that was his capstone project as a Senior at Keystone College, which …

A Conversation with Wizards Composer Andrew Belling

July 14th, 2020

1:09:55

Episode 23 features artist of all trades Andrew Belling, the composer behind the Wizards score, and a film I absolutely adore.  

We discuss his …

Spy Fiction with Shane Whaley of Spybrary

June 30th, 2020

1:11:17

Episode 22 features Spybrarian Shane Whaley, host and creator of The Spybrary Podcast. 

We discuss getting started in the fandom of spy fiction, …

Sound Design with Nia Hansen

June 16th, 2020

1:11:02

Episode 21 features Sound Designer Nia Hansen, who has spent her career at Skywalker Sound working on many films from Pixar and Marvel, plus other franchises like Jurassic World and How to Train Your Dragon.

We discuss …

Visual Effects with Kevin Lingenfelser

June 2nd, 2020

1:06:00

Episode 20 features Visual effects wizard Kevin Lingenfelser, who has worked on such titles as Demolition Man, Waterworld, Preacher, Agents of …

Self-Help and Philosophy with Author Kurt Sussman

May 19th, 2020

1:12:11

Episode 19 features author Kurt Sussman, who has spent a lifetime practicing martial arts, learning philosophy, and sharing both with anyone who is interested. We discuss those teachings and dive into the origins and …

Graphic Design and Illustration with Ryan Lynn

May 5th, 2020

1:09:34

Episode 18 features Illustrator Ryan Lynn, who has worked with Miller Lite, the NFL, and many others. We discuss those projects plus; graphic design, inspiration, illustration, balance, and of course process… 

During …

Biography with Author Brian Jay Jones

April 21st, 2020

1:15:08

Episode 17 features biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of 4 books covering Washington Irving, Jim Henson, George Lucas, and Dr. Suess. We discuss lessons learned from those biographies, the writing process, and the …

Zooarchaeology with Alex Fitzpatrick

April 7th, 2020

1:03:12

Episode 16 features Alex Fitzpatrick; zooarchaeologist, podcaster, blogger, and gamer. We discuss zooarchaeology, video games, wrestling, and much …

The Passing of the Storyteller - A Story and the Process and Journey of That Story by Agent Palmer

March 24th, 2020

27:13

Episode 15 features Agent Palmer and a short story titled "The Passing of a Storyteller" and the journey that that story took to become a story and then a narration and then a video.

Agent Palmer also mentions some of …

Recording and the Process of Doing with Henno Heitur

March 10th, 2020

1:22:20

Episode 14 features Henno Heitur, a musician, podcaster, and friend. We discuss audio production, learning by doing, recording an album, podcast jingles, and taking the leap from wanting to actually doing.

Henno stopped …

Anxiety with Neil Cetrangolo from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks

February 25th, 2020

1:18:10

Episode 13 of The Palmer Files features guest Neil Cetrangolo of Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks (and vlog spinoff Halos and Heathens). We discuss …

3 is a Magic Number with Sara Netzley/Whitney - Professor, Author, Recapper

February 11th, 2020

1:22:44

Episode 12 of The Palmer Files features guest Sara of the many hats. She’s a Professor, Recapper, Author and genuinely fun person with at least two names; Netzley and Whitney. We discuss all of those things plus …

Geeks and Nerds with Jordan Steinhoff from All Us Geeks

January 28th, 2020

1:18:30

For episode eleven of The Palmer Files guest Jordan Steinhoff, co-host of the All Us Geeks Podcast, joins Agent Palmer to discuss geek versus nerd, …

Storytelling with Paula Allen

January 14th, 2020

1:26:19

For episode ten of The Palmer Files guest Paula Allen, host of the Tell Me Stories Podcast, joins Agent Palmer to discuss storytelling, writing, …

Adaptation and Interpretation with Jason Zapata

December 31st, 2019

1:14:11

For episode nine of The Palmer Files, guest Jason Zapata joins Agent Palmer to discuss adaption versus interpretation; from Tolkien and Terry Brooks …

Fine Art with Sean Hizny

December 17th, 2019

1:11:26

For episode eight of The Palmer Files, guest Sean Hizny joins Agent Palmer to discuss some of the finer things in life.

Sean and Jason discuss Sean's career trajectory from higher education and a technical trade to the …

The Reigning Lunatic with Geoffrey Welchman

December 3rd, 2019

1:15:25

For episode seven of The Palmer Files, guest Geoffrey Welchman joins Agent Palmer to discuss The Reigning Lunatic Podcast.

The Reigning Lunatic podcast was a scripted sitcom set in a despotic medieval kingdom plagued by …

Changing Careers with Carl Landra

November 19th, 2019

1:07:17

For episode six of The Palmer Files, guest Carl Landra joins Agent Palmer to discuss decision making, changing careers, an engineering cult, and then …

Modern Archaeology with Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist

November 5th, 2019

1:21:17

For episode five of The Palmer Files, guest Tristan Boyle the Anarchaeologist joins Agent Palmer to discuss modern archaeology, hidden history, and …

Health & Wellness with Margo Donohue

October 22nd, 2019

1:13:18

For episode four of The Palmer Files, guest Margo the Brooklyn Fit Chick joins me to discuss Health and Wellness and we discover that our pasts our very similar.

From how healthy host Agent Palmer is, to restaurant …

Podcasting with Dan Lizette

October 8th, 2019

1:11:29

For episode three of The Palmer Files, guest Dan Lizette of The Podcast Digest joins me to talk about podcasting, which we now do together, though we arrived by separate paths.

It is all things podcasting, which mean we …

Blogging with Kristin Maier

September 24th, 2019

1:18:38

For episode two of The Palmer Files, guest (and friend) Kristin Maier joins me to talk about blogging, which for both Kristin and myself predates our podcasting careers. 

She's also a Mommy blogger, which is a …

The Dip with Bill Sweeney

September 10th, 2019

1:17:31

For the inaugural episode of The Palmer Files Podcast, guest (and friend of the host) Bill Sweeney from The Wicked Theory Podcast and I discuss The Dip: When to Quit and When to Stick by Seth Godin.

Throughout the …

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