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Volatile Times With Daniel

71 EpisodesProduced by Daniel 'Briggz' AdisaWebsite

Volatile Times with Daniel is for people who want to be wise. Daniel delivers his wit, wisdom and humor through an exceptional blend of information and entertainment that will help you make sense of this world around you.Coming to you every other weekend or whenever at this point honestly. Let's hop… read more

71 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

V063 | I Don't Feel ANYTHING

October 21st, 2023


There's a difficulty in describing the state of emotional void. A state of extreme apathy, where you simply just feel nothing, numb. It's difficult …

V062 | How To Care (Emotionally)

June 24th, 2023


This episode is a follow-up to Episode V060. You can listen to this before that, there's no particular listening order.
This episode was created to …

V061 | Male Vulnerability 101: It's Not About Crying

May 28th, 2023


There's a certain direction that the conversation surrounding male vulnerability or just men being vulnerable in general goes, and it's always the …

V060 - Why You Hide Your Pain

May 21st, 2023


A friend asked me why we say we're fine when we're not. I couldn't settle on an answer until now, and it's probably not what you think. It's both …

V059 - What Even Is This? - A redefinition of the podcast.

April 8th, 2023


Ever asked yourself what the purpose of life is? Why are we here? Who or what are we here for? Well... this episode won’t answer any of those questions, but I will tell you what the podcast is about tho... hehe.

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V058 - I was born Yoruba, But I am NOT a Yoruba man

January 21st, 2023


Let me engage you in a little ethnic identity dysphoria

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Stupid Midnights #1 - Terminator and the Desire to Kill God

January 15th, 2023


Stupid Midnights brings you the random thoughts that float around on a sleepless night. Tonight's randomness: Daniel thinks terminator movies, Arnold …

V057 - Issa New Year, Here's What's Up!

January 7th, 2023


2023 is here. Oh well.


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V056 - Hunger And A Little Christmas Spirit

December 23rd, 2022


Christmas is upon us. that time of the year where bells are jingling, a baby's birth is celebrated and people, do people things. Nigerians aren't really feeling the Christmas spirit, and if we're being honest, we …

V055 - I'm A Mess

November 12th, 2022


Okay, let it be known I am doing somewhat better than when I wrote and recorded this. But I still chose to put this out cos, why not? Why hide the fact that it's been a really tough time for me? So sha, if you can …

V054 - No One Is Truly Remembered

October 17th, 2022


Do you want to be remembered after you die? How do you want to be remembered after you die? Is striving to be remembered by the world after you die a reasonable goal?


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There was a Boy (00:00)

V053 - Trust Issues #2 - How To Earn Trust

October 15th, 2022


Trust building is essential to everyone. How do you build trust, and how can you help others earn your trust?


Episode Expo (00:00)

Disclaimer (00:38)

Pleasantries (01:20)

Tips to Earning Trust (03:04)

V052 - Trust Issues #1: Defining Trust

July 10th, 2022


"I don't trust anyone. I don't think I can trust again". Many of us have been here (including myself). Some have conquered this, and some of us are still dealing with it. But the statement got me into a spiral of …

V051 - It's Pride Month: Let's Protect The Children

June 25th, 2022


A rhetoric that commonly surrounds anti-lgbt content and personalities is the idea that their existence is of existential threat and danger to children. I have found that this is just one of the reasons we give …

V050 - Men & Sexuality: How To Be An Alpha Male|Frans De Waal

May 14th, 2022


How exactly do you become an alpha male? There are many content online that talk about this but most as just $500 bullshit. What better way to find …

V049 - Men and Sexuality: The Socio-Sexual Hierarchy of Men | Vox Day

April 30th, 2022


Every day men are out here living their life, each as complex yet simple as the next person. The socio-sexual hierarchy by Vox Day is one of those social theories that seek to explain how men act and view themselves in …

V048 - Men and Sexuality: Alpha Males

April 16th, 2022


Masculinity like many other things today is complex, with a lot of nuances and idiocy to it. This episode focuses on one of those idiocies. The …

V047 - Jealousy

March 19th, 2022


[To evade the gist(a story for the gods), skip to 04:51]
Jealousy, quite the dust emotion honestly. It's something we all deal with but wish we didn't have to. This episode answers "What is Jealousy?", "How to react to …

V046 - So You Want To Cut Me Off

January 22nd, 2022


Cutting people off is one of the social phenomenon of the 21st century. It's the go to self love advice for solving problems and taking control of …

V045 - 2022 And A Strange Breath of Optimism

January 8th, 2022


It's 2022 People, and there's a strange optimism in the air...


(tags: 2022, new year, optimism, resolutions, goals)


V044 - Loving Me At My Worst is Hard Sometimes | Marilyn Monroe

November 22nd, 2021


The "if you don't love me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best" mantra is well justified, but sometimes is not so final as we assume it to be. Sometimes people just can't
(tags: love, quotes, Marilyn Monroe, …

V043 - Murdered By A Haircut!

October 15th, 2021


Okay, this is a hear me out episode, but an important one, I think. It's all bout men's hair in this episode, our perception, prejudice and judgement …

V042 - The Thing About Being Self-Made

September 24th, 2021


You've worked hard, you've done the struggle, you've worked on yourself. All effort is yours, you didn't ride off the back of anyone. Can we then say, you're self-made?


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V041 - X in the Crowd + Wedding Vows

September 10th, 2021


As a finale to the ongoing series on Romance, go on this auditory journey with me as we talk about our e(x)s and what marriage vows should be like. …

V040 - The Settling Written In Our Destinies w/ Rita Chukwu-Ike

August 27th, 2021


The idea of settling currently in our society is very controversial for not so obvious reasons. In this episode, the conversation with Rita revolves …

V039 - Romance And All It's Lovely Shenanigans | Romanticsm

August 13th, 2021


This is the second part in an ongoing series about Romance. In this episode Daniel goes through various romantics beliefs about how were supposed to love, and also how Beauty and the Beast is Trash! Enjoy.
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V038 - Romanticism | Alain De Botton

July 30th, 2021


We all have out encounters with romance and the romantic. Directly or indirectly. But what inspired our modern approach to love and romance.

^Content focus by Alain de Botton^

Romanticsm by Alain De Botton. 

V037 - Imagine God Dishes Lightning The Way We Discipline Children

July 16th, 2021


Every african child (i think) has had that faithful encounter with dear 'ol cane. Our view of what it means to discipline a child is weirdly broken …

V036 - Listen to This If/When You Feel Useless

July 2nd, 2021


According to google, Useless means (informal) having no ability or skill in a specified activity or area, and yeah I'm going to have to agree with …

V035 - Fathers, The Unsung Heroes of Society

June 18th, 2021


Happy Fathers Day. I bet this isn't something that's gonna ring loud in a lot of households on June 20, 2021. Why? Because most people won't even …

The Silence has been deafening, Let me explain!

June 11th, 2021


So, it's been what, two months?! That's a long time away from this platform and a long time to have kept you guys waiting. But before getting back into the thick of things, here's the reason for the silence.

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Happy Birthday, BUT! Not Happy

March 26th, 2021


Okay, so finally the birthday weekend is upon us. Yes! Volatile Times is One(1) whole year old y'all. Such exciting news, but strangely I find myself …

V034 - Defining Freedom

March 19th, 2021


FREEDOM! Such a broad term that sometimes I wonder why we use it. But, in today's episode, I simply give my thoughts on how I think it should be …

V033 - The Fight For The Individual

March 12th, 2021


In a world riddled with identity politics and community-centric ideas, more people are looking to be identified outside the groups we find ourselves …

V032 - The Divinity of a Strangers Kindness

March 5th, 2021


Have you ever had something nice done to or for you by a total stranger? Was it a strange experience the few times you've experienced it as it was for me? I think it's something special, beyond normal when it happens. …

V031 - Knowing Your Value Is Not A Value with Tobou Egbekun

January 29th, 2021


The phrase "I know my value" like any other well meaning phrase has been used to justify pride, ignorance and even as an insecurity cover. I and Tobou discuss how value is a subjective thing, especially if it's to have …

V030 - Coping with being Inadequate: Be Ordinary

January 15th, 2021


Nowadays, an ordinary life is akin to a cosmic sin. The demand for greatness on everyone is tasking, and even small gestures of goodness are deemed to be not enough; you need to do MORE.   



BRIGGZ TELLS A STORY #2 - Tabitha's Descent 2

January 13th, 2021


We continue observing the journey of our Gazelle Tabitha, and Her man from the Dark River. In this one, she goes on a date. || Follow on Instagram:

V029 - The Secret Ingredient To a Better You: A Dash of Narcissism

January 1st, 2021


"We're all a little narcissistic" Psychology says as it laughs in our faces. In previous episodes it's established that to develop ones self, is to …

V028 - The ideologies that promote Self Development

December 13th, 2020


Going of the discussion form the last episode, in this episode we look at the two major ideologies/philosophies that govern our understanding of self …

V027 - Musings: What is Self Development and Why I think You're Bad at It

November 20th, 2020


So, I've been wondering a lot and been asked a lot about self-development, how to define it and how to go about it. So, I'll be doing a 5 part series on my thoughts on the matter. Y'all are in for a ride yo. Don't …

BRIGGZ TELLS A STORY #1 - Tabitha's Descent

November 18th, 2020


So, this is something I wrote before the pandemic. Enjoy. This story is about a gazelle (Tabitha) who meets a man from the dark river (Douglas), and …

V026 - What You SHould Have Heard + Gist + Rant

November 6th, 2020


So, finally got around to doing this. The official welcome episode for the Season 2. Better late than never they say right?


To follow the …


October 30th, 2020


Nigeria is currently in an atmosphere of change. With the momentum created by the #ENDSARS movement, the Nigerian youth look into the future and how …


October 23rd, 2020


The most horrific event yet in the democratic history of Nigeria occured on 20th of October 2020. To process it all, I and a couple other friends come together to discuss the events that transpired before, during and …

V023 - Season Finale: Hey Look Ma, I made it

September 11th, 2020


Yes o, finally made it to the end of season 1 of this podcast. Truly and truly it's been an amazing time, but now it's time to rest a bit and come …

V022 - Dear Friend: Let's Grow as We Go

September 4th, 2020


Have you ever lost a friend? Not to death, but due to a mysterious break-in connection. Ever been in a situation where you see a friendship you care about just start to dry out and you feel lost on what to do? It's a …

V021 - Are You Addicted To Stress

August 28th, 2020


STRESS. That one common denominator for us all. Whether in the same amount or less. But do we seek it out? Do we love stress? Are we Addicted? Do we get high on Stress? All these questions are answered in the episode. …

V020 - Get to Know Your Imposter

August 22nd, 2020


Today we dive into the world of Imposter Syndrome. Knowing what it is and how it affects us. _______________________. Don't forget to like and share; …

V019 - "Are Women Complicated?" 2 Guys Respond to Teeyarn

August 14th, 2020


This episode is a response to The LadiesHive episode 113 and a comment from another Podcaster on the episode. We simply just talk and air our views in counter opinion to the ones expressed by both women. Enjoy!

Don't …

V018 - Building Habits: Awareness with a Growth mindset

August 7th, 2020


The last episode was about why habits are hard, this one is about how to do them. Still isn't easy, but isn't impossible. This episode seeks to help you overcome some hurdles and get you moving on that track.

V017 - HABITS ARE HARD: it's not Laziness

July 31st, 2020


We've heard so much about how if we desire to do something we would do it, periodt. But what exactly is the problem when we can't seem to do them. …

V016 - COVID19 and the Moral Rot We Can't Hide

July 24th, 2020


On todays episode, i make a commentary on morality, and how the isolation due to COVID19 has made us more aware of our vices, and the moral rot many …

V015 - You Know Me. Who?! - It's all about me today

July 17th, 2020


This episode is all about knowing the host of the Volatile Times with Daniel Podcast. Is he a weirdo? A billionaire or psychopath? Maybe a …

V014 - Nigerian Cesspool: Your Boundaries and How they're violated.

July 10th, 2020


In today's episode, I talk about boundaries and how much so people violate them. I mean you out so much work into creating and keeping them, you'll …

V013 - Open House: The Logic of Boundaries and Self Value(worth)

July 3rd, 2020


Self Worth is intrinsic to good well-being, but so are Boundaries. Many people have issues with either setting them or maintaining them. This episode …

V012 - A FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL - 10 characteristics of a good father (from the Bible)

June 19th, 2020


Father's are to be celebrated all round the world. That's what father's day is all about. So let's see from scripture, what a good father looks like. Material:


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V011 - Decorations: Tips To Finding Your Presentable Self?!

June 12th, 2020


In the process of self discovery, and finding YOU! There are so many factors, your head just spins with the details. So, how about keeping things simple? Here's a little advice on how to do that.


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V010 - House Construction Plans! - Establishing yourself!

June 5th, 2020


As you go about your life, there's a constant search on how to structure life and embark on self discovery. I do my best to highlight some steps and give structure to that search from the perspective of actual …

V009 - The oppression of "Finding Purpose"

May 29th, 2020


I can't remember how many times I've heard the question of "Why am I here?" or "What am I supposed to do with my life" or "How do I figure it out" So, as a guy who's also on a journey, I decided to share thoughts on how …


May 22nd, 2020


Ever been asked "why am I single?, or wondered it yourself. Well, let me help you out there. I and a Friend decide to have a conversation about our single life and decided to share with you.


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V007 - YOUR MOOD SWINGS (welp)! with MAJA

May 15th, 2020


So, we all know them mood swings. Those uncontrollable things. But, what are they? A psychological condition or nah? Controllable or nah? Listen and …

V006 - Easing the Lockdown is one of many evils

May 8th, 2020


Okay, so Lagos, Abuja and Ogun are freed somewhat from isolation. Panic in the air and all that. Iya oloja & office man vs Lekki people. Is …

V005 - OUr TalKinG StaGe

May 1st, 2020


The talking stage can be said to be the most important step before committing to any relationship, whether romantic, friendship, or other. But what …

V004 - Copycat-ing is Bae... A recipe to productivity

April 24th, 2020


Ok, so people don't admit things, but there's nothing unique you're going to start. But here's the thing, that doesn't mean there's nothing you can't be good at and stamp with your identity. You just gotta "copy" first.

V003 - #LagosUnrest... It's not hunger

April 17th, 2020


There have been various accounts of violent events during these days of isolation. Sowing seeds of panic into people. Are the perpetrators motivated …

CABIN #Bonus - EGUNGUN Isolate

April 4th, 2020


This is a bonus to the Cabin Fever episode. I'm basically, just imploring you. Do not be stubborn and isolate. That's how you're showing you care.


V002 - Cabin Fever... Covics Isolated Nigeria

April 3rd, 2020


Cabin fever is associated with isolation, not been able to move freely and been stuck indoors. Something the lot of us are going to be experiencing a …

V001 - Why me thinks people wanna "Get Rich"?

March 27th, 2020


Getting rich is basically the most popular and agreed upon sentiment in the entire world not just Nigeria. But really, why are so many people (case …

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